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  1. richmatthews76

    richmatthews76 Well-Known Member
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    Ok, I understand that Chrome is a browser. I am turning into everything Google. My roomate is all Microsoft. CALL, me thick but the Chrome.....Andriod thing is still got me baffled? Is everything Google going Chrome, or is it phone will be Android, and Chrome is Computer? Or are they seperate? I believe them both to be flavors or Unix? As I have said before its a large learning curve from Microsoft to Andriod to me? I am getting older so I'm slower. I LOVE MY TAB2? But for Xmas I need to order a new tab/laptop. HELP....

    Thanks so much for any help?
     

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    I dont know much about computers but from what i understand Chrome is a browser for PC and mobile devices. Theres also Chrome the operating system for desktops. You can buy chromebook laptops which run the chrome o/s.
    I can totally understand your confusion. Theres two chromes. Chrome the o/s and chrome the browser. I think Chrome o/s is a web based o/s but as i said, im not a desktop person. All i know is android :thumbup:
     
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    So, now let me ask? From a tablet/notebook which do you want? Thats why I apologized for asking again? I need at least a 10" screen, phone does not matter. I guess my qustion is is Chrome above or below Andriod 4.40?
     
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    Hmm. Im the wrong person to be answering this but i think chromebooks are basicly netbooks and everythings cloud based but thats half guess lol.
    As for comparing chrome to android versions. Theyre two completely different things.
    Looking forward to reading from someone who knows about this stuff :)
     
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    Chrome OS and android are 2 separate operating systems.

    Android is for tablets and phone and chrome OS is for computers.

    Chrome books run chrome OS, which is a cloud based operating system. Very cheap, but you'll need to be within range of WiFi for most things since chromebooks typically (depends on the model) have less storage space than many phones
     
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    So , thing is do you give in to Microsoft?
     
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    Depends what you need and plan to use it for. If you need a traditional PC then get it. If you are a light user and can get by on a chromebook you'll save quite a bit of dough

    They fit different needs
     
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    You can always run a distro of Linux in lieu of Windows on your PC if money is a concern or if you just don't care for Windows. Or if you just want a better OS. (walks away whistling to self) :D
     
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    You know the thing is my tab 2 will go just about everything my laptop will. My issiue has been file management to the novice?
     
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    You mean you have issues with file management on your tab due to not understanding the file structure? Or am I misunderstanding that?
     
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    It really comes down to what you want to do. On a notebook type device you'll probably find the Chrome OS rather limiting, unless all you want to do is browse the Internet and stream video, because it won't run any Windows apps (that I'm aware of).

    Conversely, on a tablet Windows will probably be more limiting because the tablet apps for Windows are rather limited. But there are the full blown Surface tablets that also run full blown Windows, so that would open you up to running desktop Windows apps on your tablet.

    Finally, you can use the Chrome browser on any of these devices, as well as devices running the Android OS.
     
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    Have you installed an app to help with file management?

    Here is one app you can try.
     
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    As I noted in another thread, it basically breaks down like this:

    Android -- a Linux-based operating system from Google, primarily used on mobile devices (unless you're a geek and install it on a PC, but that's not relevant here!)

    Chrome -- a web browser from Google

    Chrome OS -- a Linux-based operating system from Google, primarily used on small computers like laptops, e.g., Chromebooks.

    I don't! I am, and have been, a Linux only person, and wouldn't even consider switching to the inferior "OS" from micro$oft. All my PCs, laptops, phones, and tablets run some variant of Linux.

    That's true *IF* you leave the Chromebook as it came, running Chrome OS. But if you're like me and realize that just won't work out for you (took me all of 30 minutes), you install Kubuntu Linux on it and you're good to go with a real, full-fledged laptop. My Chromebook has a 320GB hard drive, and I do NOTHING in the cloud, everything is stored on its drive or on my network's drives.

    Nor should it! :) It's like asking a diesel vehicle to run on unleaded gas. They're two different creatures.

    It is possible to run some window$ programs on Linux, using wine, but no one should assume that programs for one operating system will unequivocally be able to run on a different OS.

    @richmatthews76, if you tell us more about the things you'd want to do on your new laptop or tablet, we can help you sort it out better. For example, do you do anything with graphics programs, like manipulate images? Do you need word processing or spreadsheets? Do you play games online? Do you mostly just browse the web and check e-mail? Etc.
     
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    What's to "give in" to? You use what you think/feel is appropriate for YOUR needs. Your only loyalty should be to yourself.... anything else is bogus.

    I love Android.... my last four phones have all been Android devices, but my main desktop PC runs Windows 7 because that OS lets me do what I want to do, how I want to do it. I'm sure Linux/MacOS/whatever are great for others, but the programs/games I want to use run on the Windows platform, so that's what I use.
     
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    I like tablets with 7" screens but its personal preference and depends on what you want it for? for os, I think I android is better due to its popularity, more apps.

    microsoft of recent have a tendancy to not give a toss about backwards compatability so again I invest in android for comparability moving forward.
     
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    Moodyblues, some people need to run Windows desktop apps. I think you might be able to find alternatives for the Office apps, but if you really, really want to run Quicken or WordPerfect, then I think you're fairly well stuck with Windows for the desktop (or an Apple desktop product). Correct me if I'm wrong--I'd love to know all my options.
     
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    If you want to run window$ programs, such as Quicken or WordPerfect, then you need window$ (I don't know if either of those will run via wine). But the idea with using Linux is to *NOT* use software made for a different operating system. There are Linux equivalents for just about everything. Again, if someone gets a diesel vehicle with the expectation of putting unleaded gas in it, and expecting it to run, they're going to have problems. But if they use the correct fuel for their vehicle's engine, it'll run great! :D

    I just found this page of Linux equivalents for Windows programs, and although it hasn't been updated in two years, it's a good, if outdated, overview. In the two years since it was updated, the list has undoubtedly gotten much bigger.
     
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    There is QuickOffice for Android, and OpenOffice for both Linux and Windows and possibly Mac. either one will open and edit Word and many other program's file formats.
     

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