What to do when your Chromebook is no longer supported

When Jack Wallen’s Chromebook Pixel fell out of support, he wanted to keep that machine working. See what he did to eke out a bit more time from the equipment.

Image: Jack Wallen

Recently, my Chromebook Pixel 2015 found itself no longer supported. I really loved that Chromebook. The two of us wrote several novels together and the keyboard/screen was unmatched. To this day I’ve yet to experience a better keyboard/trackpad combo. But, as they say, all things must end. So, when I received the notification that my Chromebook Pixel would no longer be receiving updates, I felt a tinge of sadness. Sure, I had a Pixelbook as a backup device, but it just wasn’t the same. It had a nice keyboard, but it was nowhere near that of the Pixel. And the screen? There was zero comparison.

I had a choice: Continue using the Pixel, even though it…

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