Infrasonic wrote:https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/05/17/how-to-turn-your-old-slow-laptop-into-a-sleek-chromebook/Cont.As many of us are now working and schooling from home, you may have be thinking about dusting off that old laptop in the closet. You know, that one that runs Windows... 7? 8? XP? Who can be bothered, honestly? But it's old, it's slow, and you know it's really not going to be very pleasant to use. On top of that, it'll probably be an absolute Swiss cheese of security holes, and you really don't want to be putting a laptop without proper Windows or Mac OS security updates online. You do have a real option to make that machine feel a lot fresher and safer, though, so long as working inside a browser fits most of your day to day needs. Specifically, Chrome OS.
While Google officially supports only devices that are custom-built to fit Chrome OS, thanks to Neverware's CloudReady fork of Chromium OS, almost any x86 Windows or Mac OS laptop can become a Chromebook, plus: it's totally free. We'll show you how to get set up...
Thanks so much for this info! I had no idea you could do this. I have an old netbook (Samsung NP-N145 10" Intel Atom CPUN450 1.66GHz 32bit 2GB RAM) from 2012 that I was planning to throw away. Just far too slow despite a lot of cleaning and max 2GB RAM. It's not in the list of devices, but may be worth a go. Just one little question. Could I use it to work on and save word-compatible documents (.doc) without an internet connection?