Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/164788/how-a-chromebook-is-locked-down-to-protect-you/
Chromebooks aren’t like traditional laptops. They’re locked down by default, only booting Google-approved operating systems in their default state. They’re much more limited than traditional Windows, Mac, or Linux laptops.
Well this article has made up my mind, I won't be purchasing or recommending a chromebook to anyone anytime soon.
Thanks for the review.
Hi guys. I wanted to try out Chromium OS and downloaded it on my PC. But I am not quite satisfied with it and want to uninstall it now. But it doesn't seem to work! I have tried Windows recovery CD and flash drive but it keeps taking med back to chromium. Can someone please guide me through how I can get rid of the Chromium and return to Windows??
Why didn't you just use a virtualization software?
I guess my question is what if the Chromebook user rooted their device? Does this make it less secure? What about at the other end the cloud storage which you the user do not have much control over. The ideal that every server run by Google or leased by Google is totally secure is a reach. A rooted device pretty much defeats the advantage of a Linux based OS even Chrome OS. Just like Administrative user in Windows or a Mac. Limiting access to making changes to a OS is its only advantage.
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