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I believe this info is obsolete, Elizabeth I don't think Hexxeh is making
Chromium builds any more. There might be someone else out there doing it,
though, otherwise, you have to compile it yourself.   At any rate, there's
no flash support in them, and when I tried one, there weren't any drivers
in it for things like the touchpad, unless I ran it on new enough hardware
that would hardly be an economical way to build Chromebooks.  Drivers will
probably always be the issue with this idea, Google isn't going to write
the drivers for hardware that's not in a Chromebook, so you're dependent on
third parties doing it, and they're all writing them for Linux, if anything.

On Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 8:49 AM, Elizabeth McCarthy <
[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> ​You can turn those old laptops into Chromebooks yourself for free...
>
> http://videos.huffingtonpost.com/tech/how-to-easily-convert-your-laptop-into-a-chromebook-517193812
> ​
>
> *Elizabeth McCarthy, MAT*
> *Digital Learning SpecialistGoogle Education Trainer*
> Google+google.com/+ElizabethMcCarthy
> <https://www.google.com/+ElizabethMcCarthy>
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 8:15 AM, Steve Ligett <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> Perhaps I sounded snarky, but I truly did mean "wow". I was surprised to
>> hear of a new Chromebook from a company that hasn't made computers before,
>> esp. with a processor from a company also an unknown. We do have Acer
>> Chromebooks with Arm processors (such as the one Raymond mentioned a
>> while back <http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NC088EA/>).
>>
>> Haven't you ever wondered what it would take to turn an old laptop you
>> have on hand into a Chromebook?
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 7:56 PM, Elizabeth McCarthy <
>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> It might not be the top of the line, but many schools aren't close to
>>> providing devices to students for ubiquitous computing.  How many schools
>>> are currently 1:1?  does being a 1:1 have an advantage on SBAC testing?
>>> does 1:1 support students in preparing for college and career?  I think
>>> there is a huge inequity in the state where some students are digital
>>> learners, where other's are left in the past.
>>> It bothers me to do trainings with educators and when they are done they
>>> say, *that it was great but I can't do any of that in my classroom
>>> because we don't have enough computers. *
>>> A price point of $149 there should be no excuses.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *Elizabeth McCarthy, MAT*
>>> *Digital Learning SpecialistGoogle Education Trainer*
>>> Google+google.com/+ElizabethMcCarthy
>>> <https://www.google.com/+ElizabethMcCarthy>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 3:59 PM, Steve Ligett <[log in to unmask]>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Wow, a $149 Chromebook from Haier,
>>>> <http://www.amazon.com/Haier-Chromebook-11-HR-116R-11-6-Inch/dp/B00V3DYVLM/> featuring
>>>> an Arm cpu from a company I'd never heard of, Rockchip
>>>> <http://www.rk3288.com/#!/home>.
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 1:41 PM, Elizabeth McCarthy <
>>>> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Google pushes Chrome OS software, with or without Chromebooks
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.cnet.com/news/google-pushes-chrome-os-software-with-or-without-chromebooks/
>>>>>
>>>>> Google's Chromebit turns any computer monitor with an HDMI port into a
>>>>> full-blown computer.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> *Elizabeth McCarthy, MAT*
>>>>> *Digital Learning SpecialistGoogle Education Trainer*
>>>>> Google+google.com/+ElizabethMcCarthy
>>>>> <https://www.google.com/+ElizabethMcCarthy>
>>>>>
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