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Kindle on ChromeOS

Dealing with a Kindle (and ebook collection) on ChromeOS requires a different set of tactics than the more straightforeward use of Calibre (unless using it in Crostini is a choice). Functionality Required for Kindle on ChromeOS The basic functionality required includes: - Uploading to Kindle device; - Downloading from Kindle device; - Converting files from […]

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Crostini – Linux on ChromeOS

Once configuring Linux apps, a default debian 9 (stretch) container is created. The default login is username@penguin. From there: - sudo apt update - sudo apt upgrade Notes Things to do: modify boot drive (resize), mount new drive on external media and use for app installation, update fonts in that environment to improve Inkscape, GIMP, […]

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ChromeOS Keyboard Shortcuts

Hardware Key Differences No Windows key, no Command key However external keyboards can have these mapped to other keys Capslock Key replaced by Search Key Shft+Search = Capslock Remap Keys > Settings > Device > Keyboard - Remap Capslock to Search key on external keyboards - Remap External Meta (aka Win/CMD) to Control Key - […]

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OSX to ChromeOS

Executive Summary Moving from OSX to ChromeOS can be complex because the ChromeOS ecosystem includes Android and Linux applications, though support for those platforms are not fully implemented as of July, 2018. Nevertheless there enough advantages to make a comprehensive attempt at such a migration desirable at this point in time. My personal reasons include […]

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