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A laptop that old will not come close to the battery life of a newer Chromebook. BTW, I've been installing Linux on laptops for close to twenty years. I don't personally use a Chromebook but I can still see the value of one for many people.
Hi everyone and a happy holiday season to all.
My wife bought a new computer about 6 months ago with win 10 preinstalled. When she got it I set it up for her going through the whole routine including setting up the password with 3 questions asked; what was your nickname, where your parents met and the name of your pet. I wrote down the answers and the password and gave them to her.
Now she wants to use it and all she has is the password but it doesn't work. I have the option of resetting the password but I don't have the answers to the questions. What should I do?
Well you can get a 8-10 year old Thinkpad or Dell Latitude for the price of a Chromebook, install Linux and you'll have a good travel companion. My Thinkpad is a T430 from 2012. However if you aren't comfortable installing an OS like Linux, then a Chromebook may do the trick. Either way you'll be secure enough.