Have an old laptop or computer? Give it new life with Chrome OS Flex

Have an old laptop or computer? Give it new life with Chrome OS Flex

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Do you have an old laptop or computer sitting in the corner of your office, collecting dust and taking up space? Instead of saying that you’ll find a use for it, one day, take a few minutes out of your day to give it new life by installing Google’s free operating system, Chrome OS Flex. Essentially, Chrome OS Flex turns any computer it’s installed on into a Chrome OS device, giving that pile of electronics a renewed purpose. 

Below I’ll walk you through the process of installing Chrome OS Flex, which is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux

 
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Google’s free Chrome OS Flex could breathe new life into old PCs and Macs

Google’s free Chrome OS Flex could breathe new life into old PCs and Macs

On Tuesday, the company announced its plans to release Chrome OS Flex, a completely free offshoot of the Chrome OS operating system you’ll often find on inexpensive laptops and all-in-one computers. The difference? Instead of relying on new hardware, Chrome OS Flex is designed to run on PCs and Macs as old as about 13 years. That means some of the computers collecting dust around the house can be pressed into service as Web browsing machines, this time with up-to-date security and some fresh features.

Google says Chrome OS Flex is technically meant for “businesses and schools,” but regular

 
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