I have been playing around with the Chromebox today. Nice little computer for $200.00 and you can get it often for $150.00 if you watch. I have the 4GB box. I think I will add memory to take it to 8 GB. Not sure you need that much memory but it is easy and cost very little.
Photo was taken 04/07/2017
The photo above I just took and you do not see my second monitor next to the other monitor.
Yesterday I also messed around with the Samsung Chromebook Plus. I paid $5.00 for Artrage. Great drawing app. I enjoy the touch screen and using it as a tablet. But now I think I would be happy to just have an Android tablet.
I tried to get Hilary the Chromebook Plus but she would not take it.
Hilary got her driver’s license today. She got it after she got beaten and was taken to the ER. So in her photo on the license, she has two black eyes.
I am using the browser, Vivaldi, again. I love it. I will see how it works out for me.
It is 0130 hours and Darlene, Hilary and Jimmy are sleeping. Both cats are sleeping. I do not see the cat in this room. He must be in the window looking outside. I am going to bed soon and he will then get on my desk and knock something over and walk on the printer keypad.
I am using the Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview builds. I have Build 15031 working. The release #15042, released 2/224/2017, attempted to install and would hang when it got to 72%.
I gave it a try a couple of times. Would not install for me. Thank God Windows was smart enough to restore my previous version of 15031.
I found an interesting story on BetaNews.Com. The story is about a Windows 10 Creators update that gives Windows 10 a new System Reset option.
If I had know about it a couple of days ago I could have tried it and it might have saved me a LOT of work.
Over time, Windows can become sluggish, and beset with problems. A good system clean might be enough to keep you going a while longer, but not always. Worse, if you get hit with malware — ransomware in particular — or encounter major hardware problems, your only option might be to reinstall Windows.
Windows 10 offers users two choices here — go into Settings > Update & recovery > Recovery. Click the Get started button under Reset this PC and you’ll have the option to keep your files (removes apps and settings only) or remove everything (a total fresh start). However, in the Creators Update there’s going to be a new option.
A friend/fan of Howard’s Notebook since me enough money to buy a Windows 10 Professional OEM Key. I got it from Kinguin again. The key worked.
I now have Windows 10 Professional running on my newest main computer. So I have Windows 10 on both computers. Both installs are new. So both computers are running great.
I think this is the first time that I had Window Pro on a computer. I have not checked out the extras that it gives me yet.
Jim Howard 12/14/2016
I guess I just need to buy a Windows 10 Professional OEM Key. In fact I got one from this same site about a year ago. I guess I need to buy another one.
Guess I need to buy a OEM Key
I formatted the hard drive on my main computer, the one in my bedroom, and I put a clean fresh Windows 10 on it.
The computer booted so fast and I could go to web sites so fast … It was working great. I was looking forward to using Windows 10 and started to install programs that I had paid for …
Then I found out that Microsoft did not accept my Windows code. They said I needed to buy Windows 10. They sent me to a site where I could get a key for $199.00 if I remember correct.
Wow Windows worked great for a few hours.
So I formatted and I just installed UbuntuStudio.
Later I will install Zorin 11 so that I can boot into UbuntuStudio or Zorin 11.
Well I know what I will be doing all day today.
I just got Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14942. It took a long time to install it. You can read about it at the link. I did notice a update to the Photos app. I do not own a laptop but I see they made changes to the touchpad experience. The touchpad has always been a pain for me in the past. I may have never had a laptop or Chromebook with a good touchpad.
I see they also made a change to the Task Manager.
Jim Howard 09/16/2016
A lot of people had problems with Windows 10 patch KB 3189866. It would get stuck and not install the update.
I think Microsoft fixed the problem because I just got the update without a problem.
Like I said Microsoft has fixed the problem. But if you are still having problems you can check out InfoWorld.