Numerous individuals freely criticize Chromebooks, yet that is to a great extent a result of their obliviousness. For example, some will say the PCs are just a “glorified web browser.” Actually, Chromebooks run a safe Linux conveyance called “Chrome OS.” While the working framework focuses intensely on the web, that truly isn’t an issue these days. Since Wi-Fi is pervasive nowadays, doing the entirety of their figuring on the web is really perfect. Who the hell isn’t continually associated with the web at any rate?
Be that as it may, OK, on the off chance that they have a requirement for disconnected registering, that is absolutely conceivable as well. Also, Chromebooks would now be able to run both Android applications and customary Linux work area programs – there is an immense library of valuable programming simply holding back to be introduced.
With the entirety of that stated, there is one part of Chromebooks that has truly irritated they. Truth be told, this one issue has made they reluctant to prescribe Chromebooks to certain individuals. What precisely is this negative thing? Restricted help. They see, with Chrome OS, when they purchase a PC running, the clock starts ticking on when it will never again get refreshes.
All things considered, it is more terrible than that – the clock begins ticking when that model first hits stores. On the off chance that they purchase a more established Chromebook (new or used), they may have just missed out on a large portion of their help and updates. Envision purchasing a workstation and having it quit getting refreshes following 1 or 2 years – that smells, isn’t that so? State what they need about Microsoft, however Windows 10 can run fairly well on some really old PCs! Fortunately, Google has apparently observed the light on this issue and will start offering any longer help – for certain models, at any rate.
“When we first launched Chromebooks, devices only received three years of automatic updates. Over the years, we’ve been able to increase that to over six. Last fall, we extended AUE on many devices currently for sale, in many cases adding an extra year or more before they expire. This will help schools better select which devices to invest in and provide more time to transition from older devices. And now, devices launching in 2020 and beyond will receive automatic updates for even longer. The new Lenovo 10e Chromebook Tablet and Acer Chromebook 712 will both receive automatic updates until June 2028. ” says Jim Deno, Program Manager, Chrome OS.
Deno further clarifies, “With 20+ new devices for education, extended years of automatic updates on more devices and more than 200 controls for admins and counting in Google Admin Console, Chromebooks can provide a stronger return on investment than ever before. To support this greater lifespan, we’ve increased the list price of the Chrome Education Upgrade from $30 to $38.”
Note that Google isn’t giving this all-inclusive help retroactively – notwithstanding the two previously mentioned Lenovo and Acer Chromebooks, it might be made accessible for future models. At the end of the day, their current Chromebook will quit getting refreshes on the date it was constantly planned to (they can confirm that careful date here). It additionally isn’t clear if Google will give 8 years of updates to all up and coming Chromebooks or simply select models. The truth will surface eventually.
One thing is without a doubt, be that as it may – if all future Chromebooks do get 8 years of updates, Microsoft ought to be concerned. Why? Since Chromebooks are as of now alluring to purchasers, attracting them away from Windows 10. Also, an ever increasing number of schools are jettisoning Windows for Chrome OS. Having 8 years of updates makes Google’s working framework significantly all the more engaging. The hole between Chrome OS and Windows 10 keeps on contracting.