Richard Bucker

New Computer Costs

Posted at — Mar 14, 2022

I struggle with the cost of a new computer. There is no doubt that the idea of making an iPad or Android tablet a workstation makes plenty of sense. Better still the idea of a quality and powerful ChromeOS device is even better.

I’ve reduced my maintenance costs by moving all of my tools into userspace so there is little or no dependecy on the host. I’ve also decided to limit the tools to ones that support the business.

Sure I can use/deploy Oracle but why?

I just installed pop_os on another laptop. Under the covers it’s just another Ubuntu and it supports the hardware nicely… but maybe ChromeOS Flex should have been the choice?