My Chromebox informed me that a new update was available. So, as usual, I re-started my machine for it to take effect at the first opportunity.

Hmm … “Your Chromebook has received its last software update in accordance with the Auto Update Policy.”

My Chromebox model was released in August of 2014.

Google’s Auto Update Policy: “Google provides each new hardware platform with 6.5 years of Auto Update support.”

They’re short-changing me by about a year and a half.

I’m considering a Raspberry Pi 4 instead of a Chromebox for my next desktop machine. I got the 3 to play around with, and it’s cool, but the 4 sports up to 4Gb of RAM and two HDMI ports for dual monitor mojo, which I consider essential for real work. I could probably make a go of that.

On the other hand, I have cables and adapters on the way that should let me use my busted-screen Chromebook (newer platform, supports Android, etc.) as a dual monitor desktop. So I may hang with ChromeOS a little while longer. But I’m becoming increasingly disinclined to spend money on ChromeOS hardware.

Imported from the original KN@PPSTER