Turn your old Macbook into a Chromebook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tom vilsack, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. tom vilsack macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

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    #1
    I turned my old Macbook (2007 mid) 2.16GHz,1 gig ram,160 g hd into a chromebook .

    http://www.neverware.com/free/#freeintro

    I made the usb stick (live stick) using another chromebook I had,says you can also use a windows computer...not sure if you can make from a macbook or other mac computer?

    I did the harddrive install (***be logged out*** to install to harddrive) and it works great!

    Everything is working (wifi,trackpad,brightness,sound keys ect)

    Boot's fairly fast ... this old macbook now is just as good as any $$$ chromebook.

    The free version only updates every two/three weeks...considering I was running Snow Leopard (highest osx version I could run,and no longer supported) having a secure older macbook is a real bonus.
     
  2. Jack Neill macrumors member

    Jack Neill

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    Sep 13, 2015
    Location:
    San Antonio Texas
    #2
    I love repurposing things. I have Win 10 on my 2,1 ill give this a shot too.
     

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