Deadline: June 2022

Deadline: June 2022

Herb June 1, 2020

Well, you learn something new everyday, doncha? Yesterday I found out that if you have a Chromebook it has an end-of-life date. John over at https://linesbyliming.com/ left me a comment about it so I had to look it up. It was so inexpensive at the time (I don’t remember the price other than that. They still are, comparatively speaking, fairly cheap.) that I didn’t feel like a whole lot of research was necessary. His comment intrigued me enough though that I did look it up and I found it on How To Geek, one of the sites I recommend for any tech related questions. Their articles are easy to read and understand. Like this one: https://www.howtogeek.com/467095/how-to-see-your-chromebooks-end-of-life-date/

I got more interested because apparently you can install Linux on it. Some years ago I had putzed and dabbled a little with Ubuntu Linux but haven’t really thought much about it since. https://www.howtogeek.com/403164/what-to-do-when-your-chromebook-reaches-the-end-of-its-life/ So, in the long run it may turn out to be a good investment anyway. Besides, I have 2 years left to think about it.

11 thoughts on “Deadline: June 2022

  1. I learn one new thing every day, and imagine six impossible things before breakfast.

    1. It is disappointing. I will keep using it as long as it works but I doubt I’ll get another one. They are quite a bit less expensive but talk about planned obsolescence!

        1. I agree. And it’s one thing to know something will expire and I think most of us are familiar with the idea of planned obsolescence but for them to come right out and say is annoying and frustrating at best.

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