Acer C7 Chromebook questions?

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  1. zapjb

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    This Chromebook doesn't look good to me. Really lame battery life and it's kinda thick. Not great hardware, though it is really cheap.

    You should be able to boot a separate operating system but it's probably very difficult. You'd have to flip the hardware switch to disable the secureboot. From there you might be able to boot into a new OS.
     
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    What do you mean by flip the hardware switch? And what is secureboot?
     
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    Why go with all the trouble of putting another OS in it? Why not just use the OS already in it? :)
     
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    Just saw the specification. Battery life is 3.5 hours? That's not good. And I thought it would be a bit slimmer. But hey it's cheap. I'd go for it.:D
     
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    For 50 dollars more you can get the Samsung version, which has a much better battery life. It's only got a 16GB SSD or something like that though so it makes sense to stick with ChromeOS.

    @Zap,

    There is a hardware switch (on the CR48 it's behind the battery) that you literally just flip/ press. This disables OS verification.

    The SecureBoot/OS verification checks what's running at bootup. It only allows the ChromeOS to start up - any other software is not allowed. It's a security feature, if malware tries to boot up in front of the OS (to bypass encryption etc) it gets wiped.
     
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    Oh I missed that. Now I'd go for that.:D Nice specifications. ;)
     
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