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Just Like Cheese, Your Chromebook can Expire [The Register]

Article here - If you don't subscribe to The Register, do so. They're funny.

Everything stops receiving updates eventually. Understandable. Google offers 6.5 years of updates for devices.

However, those years of updates start from when the product was originally released. I've dealt with products like that before. Is there a real suggestion for how to release updates in a way considered 'fair' - We could be like Microsoft, and release updates and patches for 10+ years until even they say "Hey, you really need to stop using XP."



You may recall that I selected and purchased a Chromebook for my mother on Rakuten's Marketplace - through a seller called Upgrade Stations. I told you I would disclose the name of the seller if nothing went amiss, and all is well. Well recommended.

Her computer - an Acer C720 Chromebook - was refurbished. For all I know, that means they replaced some RAM and wiped the system. So the system is still within its timeframe.

But when was this particular system released?

The CrOS Update Servings page does not list Google_Peppy. The version numbers more closely match Soraka. For now, it's still receiving updates.

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