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My school changed the laptops to chromebooks

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They took the existing windows 7 laptops and changed the OS to chrome os. Can you think of any good reason to do this? It just took away functionality, and they are buggy. They still have the windows 7 sticker on it.

n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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I think that's a really stupid decision and I don't know why they did that

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My school uses chromebooks as well, I would say you just kind of have to deal with it. It's a shit OS but ggwp 

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Because they have no clue what they are doing.

I can see why they would do it on new laptops. But existing bought and paid for windows 7 serial key and change it to something almost nobody use is just mindblowing.

Also i have been using windows 7 since it came out in 2010 and still use it i think its great.

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Could it be possible that the IT department were concerned about the Microsoft spyware "features"

Becuase google doesnt spy on you?

n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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Becuase google doesnt spy on you?

I haven't looked into the Chrome OS but haven't heard about the OS spying on you in the way that Microsoft do. We all know that Google spys on you through search results etc but have there been reports of the OS doing so?

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Becuase google doesnt spy on you?

Yea they do. I use mintlinux on my laptop. Can do whatever you want can hack you're teacher if feel like it. Nsa cant do anything about that. Not that i encourage it but its safe.

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Yea they do. I use mintlinux on my laptop. Can do whatever you want can hack you're teacher if feel like it. Nsa cant do anything about that. Not that i encourage it but its safe.

uh-huh. Good luck with that.

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I think it might be what someone else said: they might have changed OS because of the "security" features. Not sure about the wording. But that might actually be the reason.

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I wonder if it has to do with the licensing costs. 

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The only reason I would see that is to limit the student's ability to mess around with the computers. installing random software or using an admin account. (There has been times where I knew the admin password and I wasn't suppose to remotely)

But we use excel and such. Now we only have Windows on the desktops.

n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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I wonder if it has to do with the licensing costs.

But they already had Windows on them

n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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Your head of IT was bribed to take the deal? 

 

(actually happens a lot in IT tech departments)

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But we use excel and such. Now we only have Windows on the desktops.

There's a google docs version of all that. Maybe just cause it would be a lighter os so it'd make the students think the laptops were fast?

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uh-huh. Good luck with that.

Im telling you it is safe it even have buildt in disk encryption no virus no backdoors no bullshit

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But we use excel and such. Now we only have Windows on the desktops.

 

Google Doc has the equivalent of Office Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

 

Now if you mention other programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or AutoCAD. My response to that is, why do any of that on a laptop to begin with?

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Im telling you it is safe it even have buildt in disk encryption no virus no backdoors no bullshit

That doesn't mean you can just hack things and no one can track it /facepalm

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That doesn't mean you can just hack things and no one can track it /facepalm

Obviously you need to take precautions but im not going in details because it dosen't matter.

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There's a google docs version of all that. Maybe just cause it would be a lighter os so it'd make the students think the laptops were fast?

 

But why would they waste so much time installing or at least cloning the OS onto every laptop just to make it "seem" faster?

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I can see a school doing that to make them seem faster indeed, my school for example equiped every computer and laptop with an i5 sticker to make it look faster. (it's actually just the sticker, that's it)

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This sounds like one of those administrator-ordered changes...

School Admin: "Make them Chrome"

Tech: "We can but I would really recommend sticking with Windows for these reasons..."

School Admin: "Idc"
Tech: "Alright, will do!"

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