How to Get the Most Out of Your Chromebook

Now you can get the best of all major computing platforms on a 3rd generation Chromebook.   You can run:

  • ChromeOS (an enhanced flavor of the Chrome Browser),
  • LinuxOS’s (Xubuntu, Ubuntu, Solus and others – by just switching tabs in the Chrome Browser) (uses the “Crouton” environment)
  • Android Apps (will run on ANY 3rd gen Chromebook, e.g., Intel or ARM),
  • MS-Windows Apps (several methods including VM’s (requires min of 4 GiB of ram).   This works but is more challenging than just running Android Apps or Linux . . .

For those adventurous enough to give it a try . . here’s more info from Cameron Summerson at HTG:

HTG on Chromebook Versatility

PS:   one of the “really” nice features of ChromeOS (unlike any other OS that I’m aware of) . . . is the ability to EASILY restore a pristine factory setup INCLUDING automagically restoring your personal files (photos, media etc.)!!

App restorations are also simple via the official online repos.  (Google or Samsung Store, . . etc.).



OTC Mar 10th 2018 Meeting Agenda

UPDATE . . . Feb 10, 2018 meeting is cancelled.   This will now be our March Meeting Agenda.

VLC Article & New Features.  Here is the agenda for the meeting at Sump Library in Papillion  Saturday February 10, 2018.    Upon setup completion, we will start about 0915-0920.

Monthly Tech Update:     [Greg]

How to post a graphic image on the OTC website [Greg]

Comfort Zone Break (10 minutes)

How to capture a section or your whole PC screen in MS-Windows [Trudy]

How to research where to find a specific grave [Trudy]

Using the “Ultimate Windows Tweak” tool in MS-Windows [Dennis F]

Intro to the MS-Azure Cloud [Dennis F]

Club Prize Drawing [Trudy & Dennis F]


Live Sharing of Videos and Desktops during OTC Meetings . .

A handy tool to share your desktops (from phone, tablet or PC) during a club meeting.  Link below the graphic explains basic setup.   Best to also test on your digital TV at home.

Note that the PC can be a Chromebook or running Windows, Linux, MacOS but does require the Chrome browser on the PC and “Google Home” app on the other devices.


Chromecast Setup Article