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Speed Up Your Computer with Ubuntu MATE

Remember the days when Ubuntu was a fast and light Linux distribution that worked well on low-end and old hardware? One of the big features we talked about to convince people to try Linux used to be that "it …

Dear Computer Makers: I Want an Ubuntu Notebook!

Dear HP, Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, ASUS, and Acer,

I want to buy an inexpensive, low to medium-end notebook that comes preinstalled with Ubuntu. I want it to have hardware that is supported by the …

Is Chrome OS a Linux Distribution?

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Yes. Chrome OS, and its open source variant, Chromium OS, are distributions of the Linux kernel that come packaged with various GNU, open source, and proprietary software. The Linux Foundation lists …

Can Chromebooks Access Network File Shares?

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Not yet. As of January 2015, Google developers have not built functionality into Chrome OS for accessing traditional network shares. The only ‘network shares’ that are available are those on …

How to Connect a Chromebook to an Ethernet Network

Wireless internet is great, but sometimes you might find yourself in a situation where the only Internet connection is a wired one, or you simply need the stability of a wired connection. While most …

Can Chromebooks Play Video DVDs?

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No. Chrome OS does not currently have support for playback of video DVDs.

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While it is possible to connect an external USB DVD drive to a Chromebook, you can not currently watch DVD …

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Do Chromebooks Support Flash?

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Yes! Chromebooks come with a version of Flash pre-installed. There is no need to download or install anything in order to view Adobe Flash content on a Chromebook.

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Google maintains a …

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How to Right Click on a Chromebook

Because Chromebook touchpads don't come with left and right buttons, people are often confused about how to right-click on a Chromebook. Thankfully, opening the context menu (or right-click menu) on a Chromebook is …

Disable the Touchpad on a Chromebook

Google is constantly updating the Chromebook's operating system, Chrome OS, however, some basic features available in other operating systems are still unavailable on Chromebooks. One such feature is the ability …

Can I Install Java on a Chromebook?

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No. Google has chosen not to include support for Java in Chrome OS. For the average user, installing Java or the Java browser plugin is not possible.

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Similarly to Apple’s decision not …

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How to Right Click on a Chromebook

Posted on August 22, 2014. Tags: Chromebooks, Chrome OS, Chromebook Tutorials

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Disable the Touchpad on a Chromebook

Posted on August 20, 2014. Tags: Chromebooks, Chrome OS, Chromebook …

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Chromebooks at Starry Hope

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How to Print from a Chromebook

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If you already have a working printer that is connected to a Linux, Mac or Windows computer, connecting that printer to your Chromebook with Cloud Print is pretty easy. …

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Installing Software in Ubuntu 13.04

Today I’d like to show you how to install software in the newest version of Ubuntu. One of my favorite features of Ubuntu and other Linux distributions is that they have always come with a huge repository of open …

How to Print from a Chromebook

So, you have a new Chromebook and you want to print some documents, but simply plugging in your printer via USB won’t work. Fortunately, Google has introduced their Cloud Print technology that makes it really easy to …