Best answer by explanoitView original
Does webroot secure anywhere support a Samsung Chromebook? If so, what version do I download?
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Full article from theverge.com: http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/13/4100160/google-shuffle-can-android-and-chrome-os-combine-to-take-on-microsoft
Interesting story, and very relevant to this discussion. It makes sense. Google owns both operating systems, and they both have their ups and downs that could mutually benefit each other. The market would probably respond well to such a move with the current major competition being Windows 8.
It doesn't sound like it will happen right away, but it's nice to know this is something they are moving towards.
In addition, in consumer mode you would never be able to install any applications, especially not something as low level as antivirus. The operating system is mounted as read only.
You can read the technical overview of these features and design desicions on this page. http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/chromiumos-design-docs/security-overview
Although recommended on normal consumer machines with fairly permissive user abilities, antivirus is not a universal requirement for secure systems. But your instinct of wanting antivirus protection on your machines is not a bad thing to have.
So basically in the event that Chromium OS and Android OS merge, the Webroot team might consider adding support to the Chromium OS/Android community. Correct me if I’m wrong but unless you enable the built in Developer mode, you won’t be able to install third party applications unless it’s through the play store, which even then isn’t supported on all Chromebooks.
These are the current system requirements:
Minimum System Requirements
Would porting WSA to Chromebook sort of dovetail into my comment regarding a Recovery CD, and having such CD ported on Linux? https:///t5/Ideas-Exchange/Recovery-CD/idc-p/22948#M800
Chromebooks are a very cool technology and I highly recommend them to people who only use their computer for web browsing. They are definately the most secure option available to consumers and only cost ~200 dollars. If you have parents who bank online I highly recommend you look into them.
I may have to look in to it. Then maybe I can get my laptop back! ;)