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Just wondering if it's possible to maybe put another hard drive in a chrome book, and maybe run windows off of it. I want to get a chromebook since they are pretty low on cost and I like the concept of Chrome OS, but I don't want to leave my Windows apps behind.
 

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You can dual boot a regular laptop with chromeos, and although this would require some skills it must be easier than assembling a chromebook to install a bigger disk.


Or you could just use a remote desktop web app like thinVNC and just leave your windows apps on a desktop that you can access over the web.

Part of the point of chromebooks is that they dont have all that Windows bloat.
 

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If you are installing Windows..then you are doing Chrome OS all wrong.. There is no space for HD though. Also the Verified boot isn't a standard BIOS...It seems to be closer to EFI but not...
 

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If you are considering Chromebooks but don't want to leave your Windows apps behind, you should look at Ericom AccessNow, a pure HTML5 RDP client that enables Chromebook users to connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server (RDS Session Host), physical desktops or VDI virtual desktops – and run their applications and desktops in a browser.

Ericom‘s AccessNow does not require Java, Flash, Silverlight, ActiveX, or any other underlying technology to be installed on end-user devices – an HTML5 browser is all that is required.

For more info, and to download the beta, visit:
http://www.ericom.com/AccessNow
 

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AccessNow seems like an awesome idea..but at some point they are going to charge and charge a ton I bet since outside of citrix..they are a big player right now with companies moving to Chromebooks..
 

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AccessNow seems like an awesome idea..but at some point they are going to charge and charge a ton I bet since outside of citrix..they are a big player right now with companies moving to Chromebooks..
Doubt it. Citrix are at the top of the market, sure - but ThinVNC is free too and does the same thing
 

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Testing thinVNC is the first thing I'll be doing when my chromebook arrives, but from what I can tell it is just html5. Flash shouldn't be a problem anyway tho.
 

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Testing thinVNC is the first thing I'll be doing when my chromebook arrives, but from what I can tell it is just html5. Flash shouldn't be a problem anyway tho.
ThinVNC is awesome! great find. It is fully HTML5 from what I am reading. Tonight I am going to installing on my home desktop and testing it over the next week. I will let you guys know how it works out..I wonder if my steam apps will work well...play some games at work with my CR-48.....so awesome!
 
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