Chromebooks are great travel companions. They have a lot of advantages over Windows laptops: Their storage is always encrypted by default, they’re inexpensive, and they aren’t vulnerable to many of the problems that affect Windows PCs.
There's been a bit of Chrome OS discussion over on the Linux thread but I thought I'd open up a dedicated thread, turn it into a bit of a link resource and helpdesk for anyone considering going down that path with the current pluses / minuses and future updates that Google have in the pipeline.
I own a Lenovo Chromebook S340-14 (bought on steep discount from PC World).
Intel Celeron N4000, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC...https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/le ... 8LGCS31289
I'm running it with Android (9) and Linux (Debian 9) in parallel (containerised) to Chrome OS, which is a good combination (when it all works as planned...).
I'm quite keen for other people - especially current Chrome OS users - to contribute, but can we please avoid turning it into a geek **ssing contest (with the same usual suspects).
I'm aiming this thread at the average user of this board with very little technical knowledge. Keep it on topic and the pedantic detours and arguments to a minimum please...
Links to technical articles (Developer, Crosh, Flags, Linux command line, Android, VM+ containers et al) are fine, those that are technical can follow those links as they wish, the above caveats having been noted for the benefit of the majority.