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Hi :)
I think the documentation assumes that anyone using Gnu&Linux, or anything
else other than Windows is canny enough to know how to use whatever they
have got to open a chromium web-browser, or at least arsy enough to try.

Like many support shops daren't mention that they are great at fixing
non-Window2s systems because that would scare off potential Windows users

As said before this is NOT a support-list for Chromebooks, or any other OS.
 We often can help but sometimes it is better to visit the support lists
for the actual product/OS that you are using.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 18 April 2014 17:28, Kracked_P_P---webmaster

Well the lady showed up and she tells me that her printer will plug into
the router, but I did not set it up since I would have to go to her place
to do so.

There is some confusion about whether or not she needs to set the printers
up with the Win7 system first, according to the documentation.  What I did
was open Chrome in my Win7 system and "allowed" the printers to be used.
 Then they showed up on the ChromeBook.  I tried to use the option for
printers that have Chrome Cloud service supported, but it would not work on
the printer I tried.   The printer's own setup screens tried to do the
task, but it kept failing to set up the internal "cloud" support.

So if you do not have a Windows XP and later OS to set thing up in their
Chrome browser's settings/printer option[s], then it looks like it will not
work properly.  Or at least for me.


As for the changing the Samsung Chrome device to Ubuntu or other OS, well
right now that is not an option.  Now that I got the router setup and
created a Gmail account for her, since that is required to use the device
properly, all she has to do is plug the router into the Cable Modem and go
from there.

As for an LO app for Google Chrome, Android tablet, or other "app" type of
package. . .
Well it would be nice to have LO represented, even if it is a stripped
down version.

Yes it would be a big issue to create them.
YET if the market increases for Android tablet app, iOS app, or Chrome OS
and Chrome Browser app, then there may be a need - in the future sometime.

Android's market share is increasing while Windows is going down. Chrome
OS is increasing as well, but its market share is not as strong as Android
[so far].  IT would be nice to get into that market share for LO, when

With Win XP loosing support, articles are now recommending these user to
switch over to Linux Mint with MATE desktop.  This may help with the Linux
marker share to increase.  That will take all of the MSO users off those
older/slower devices and give LO a boost.  Mint 16 has 4.1.3[?] in their
install disc "repository". Ubuntu 14.04LTS has, if I remember
correctly [came out yesterday, but MATE is not ready for it YET, so I am
waiting for MATE before I use it by default].

I do not know how well LO works with Win8, since I only used it for about
10 minutes for trying to setup a package for someone and thought it was
worse than Unity, and I hate Unity.

Windows - yes
Linux - deb and rpm
Mac - Intel only for the newer versions

Android tablets - use an AOO/OOo based or other version[s] for Android
that is available, for now.
iOS - told it is being looked into
ChromeOS - not in the future plans, so far.

On 04/18/2014 08:53 AM, Tom Davies wrote:

Hi :)
This link might help setup the printer properly for Chromebooks
Errr, notice that is an https site!
Regards from
Tom :)

On 18 April 2014 11:14, Tom Davies <> wrote:

 Hi :)
Is she likely to be happier with Windows 8?  Just because this mailing
list doesn't know how to configure Chrome to print to her printer doesn't
mean it can't be done r isn't easy.  It just means we don't have the
expertise here yet.

Maybe this link?

Try the official Chromebooks website to find documentation, user-support,
official forums etc.  Perhaps try finding a Chrome forum! or google-it.
  I'm not sure if these links help

Chances are that her printer wont work with Win8 either and maybe not
with Win7.  The Windows route means buying new stuff to replace perfectly
decent older stuff.

Staying with Windows means a radical change for almost everyone.  Moving
to Gnu&Linux is actually less of a change for most.  Chances are that she
would be more "at home" with Chrome than with Win8 or Win9.  She could
always buy into Win7 for the 1 year that's got left and then buy into
Win8/9 in a year or so.  Or stay with a more familiar interface by going
Regards from
Tom :)

On 18 April 2014 00:38, Kracked_P_P---webmaster <> wrote:

 yes, but the lady I am dealing with is a person who did not know the
difference between ChromeOS and Windows, let alone would want to try to
Ubuntu off of her Chrome Book.

She does not understand even how to set up a wifi connection properly on
a Windows laptop, or install and keep up security software properly.

Yes a Chrome Book might be a nice idea for some but without printer
support and software support I need, and she needs, it is not the best

I have not told her that this device will not work with her Canon

On 04/17/2014 11:47 AM, Don Myers wrote:

 I'm quite pleased with Crouton. It has some quirks here and there, but
you understand them, it really works well. Neither Crouton or Chrubuntu
exactly like using Ubuntu on a typical desktop of notebook, but I do
consider both of them to be young projects which will only get better
time. My wife has been thinking about tablet for several months now.
seeing my chromebook, yesterday she asked for one for her birthday!


On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 11:34 AM, Cley Faye <>

  2014-04-17 16:40 GMT+02:00 Don Myers <>:

  The other way is to use Crouton, where you are actually running

through the Chrome OS

 ‚ÄčAh, thanks for that. The name slipped my mind, and I might need
too, for roughly the same reason :)

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