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Sat Nov 30, 2013, 06:26 PM

Unfortunately, another Chromebook ? not answered elsewhere.

At least I can't find the answer! As my laptop grows creakier, I finally made another run at the Chromebook and believe it or not, got a lot of things worked out for myself. Since I'm allowed to piggyback on a nearby WiFi signal, I needed a strong booster and the laptop does fine in that respect. Good booster.

At first I was aghast because the Chromebook wouldn't accept the booster, though now it does with the software sitting in a thumb drive. But it's slower than overloaded dial up with the WiFi! Whereas I have found that in near proximity to a modem, speed's no problem. I should be thankful the laptop's still creaking along.

Anyway, believe it or not the Chrome Web Store carried an extension which the Chrome OS declares malware! Not entirely sure which statement to believe, better safe than sorry. But I can't find how to remove that app. When I go slogging through the Help section, it only wants to tell me what to do about double authentications, which I didn't arrange.

Also is there a way or even need to clean the registry with Chrome OS the way you need to do with Windows? I saw where I could return Chrome to its original configuration, but that's not the same thing. At least it's too drastic when you just want to do a little housekeeping.

Last and probably least, I understand the sandbox method of malware containment. But what happens when the sandbox might fill up? Does it empty itself?

The other issues I know about with the Chromebook are minor by comparison. I'm even getting used to the keyboard. But I've also turned the thing off and rezipped the case, too.

Never knew before quite how much I love my laptop! At least the Chromebook will be waiting in the shadows. Hope I don't need it before my latest round of planned home renovation is finished and I can order my own DSL again. The $ saved over the course of a year will help a lot. Never again, though... never again.

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