ChromeBase computers?

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Oliver84
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ChromeBase computers?

Postby Oliver84 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:03 am

There are so many issues with slow computers for clerks and Family History Centers. With everything going on the web now, wouldn't a ChromeBase make more sense?

They're virtually maintenance free. No need to worry about viruses, monitoring installed programs, firewalls, etc. All the ward would need is a ward Google account and they could even use the free Google Apps for spreadsheets and word documents. Since it runs Chrome OS, you don't have to worry about people randomly installing unauthorized programs so it should run smooth for a lot longer than regular windows boxes.

Here's a link to one of these ChromeBoxes I'm referring to:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-chromeba ... 289492078&

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Re: ChromeBase computers?

Postby aebrown » Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:50 am

Oliver84 wrote:There are so many issues with slow computers for clerks and Family History Centers. With everything going on the web now, wouldn't a ChromeBase make more sense?

Not at this point. It's just not true yet that "everything is going on the web now." Although things are heading that direction, MLS is still essential for many functions and will be for at least a year; MLS requires Windows to run. In Family History Centers, there are still a variety of applications that require Windows as well.


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