Archive for the ‘Chrome OS’ category

Netflix Comes to the Samsung Arm based Chromebook!!

March 12th, 2013

I love my chromebook, on my blog here you can find other posts where I am dual booting it with Ubuntu off of an SD card.  I have since added a 32GB slim jump drive for extra space, its more than I would ever need, but I thought it would be cool to have that kind of storage to move movies around or music or whatever and it was only $20 from amazon.

Anyways, back to my post subject, when I bought the chromebook I knew full well that netflix did not work with it, but at the end of last year you would get a screen like this one below:

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Well, I knew from that error that it would come down the road, so I thought it would just be an extra benefit, albeit one that is a very nice feature of the device, especially on trips and such, since the device is so light and for only $249, you can’t beat it.  That day is finally here!!  You may have to grab the latest update for your device by going to settings and then help, just stay on that page, your device will update if it needs it, but if you are like most, you will have all the latest updates and you will be ready to go, enjoy!!

Installing Chrubuntu on SD Card (to avoid messing with your Chomebook factory settings.)

January 17th, 2013

In a previous post, I posted about putting Ubuntu on your ARM based Chromebook, well if that seems too risky for you, Jay Lee, the guy at this blog post, has created a script to put the OS on a SD card and allow you to dual boot it or ChromeOS, which is exactly what I have been looking for. My chromebook just keeps getting more functional!! If you would like a more visual approach, here is a nice blog post with some nice pictures he’s provided to kinda let you see what you are doing, enjoy.

My new Samsung Chromebook

November 20th, 2012

For Christmas I ordered myself a Samsung Chromebook, which is a cloud-based net book for those that don’t know.  So far I am really impressed with the thing.  I couldn’t really figure out what to get for Christmas this year, I have a Kindle Fire and I really like it, its perfect for reading and occasional web surfing, but I am just not a big fan of soft keyboards, they just aren’t where I would like them yet.  The Samsung Chromebook has a very nice keyboard that I have used and as a developer it is very quick to type out lots of of code or write a document for a blog like this one.  So far it is exactly what I was wanting that wasn’t so large and heavy to lug around and flexible enough to get work done on, with a nice price of $250.

I have already enabled developer mode on it so I can get access to the command shell and execute Linux commands on it, which I know very little about but have plans on learning a lot about down the road.  I will be posting about how to get it to developer mode in the coming days, so stay tuned.  I personally think this is where computing is headed, it makes too much sense, we are pretty much in the day and age of throw-away devices and this device is one.  I have already accidentally factory-reset this device and it didn’t matter because all my data is stored in the cloud, I just logged back in and I was back where I started.  It starts up in around 6 seconds, gets updates every 6 weeks or so and the battery lasts at least 6 hrs.  I will also be posting my favorite apps I have used so far, so stay tuned for that as well, if you are on the fence about one, I highly recommend getting one, you won’t be disappointed.  I think Google has hit a home-run on this device.