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The full-blown version of Visual Studio its still limited to Windows machines, but if you want a similar experience on non-Microsoft platforms, the open-source Visual Studio Code is about as close as you can get. Official builds are available for macOS and Linux and thanks to a fellow by the name of Jay Rodgers, you can get it on Chromebook and the Raspberry Pi.

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The biggest problem with Chromebooks was that they had no apps. Not really, anyway. Sure, there were a few decent ChromeOS apps, but it made no sense that they couldn't run the zillions of apps that Google's own Android mobile OS enjoyed. That problem is finally sorted.

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According to the latest figures from IDC, Chromebooks sales overtook Macs for the first time ever last quarter, with over two million Google-powered laptops sold in the US alone. (Apple "only" sold 1.76 million laptops in the same period.) The sales boost could not have come at a better time for Google, which is finally arming Chrome OS with a treasure-trove of apps from its Google Play store. In other words, we can expect the sales gap to widen as Chromebooks become fully-fledged computers -- particularly in the business sector.

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Chromebooks have come a long way since they were first introduced. While they used to be laptop-shaped browser machines, they have grown capable enough to actually stand up to other laptops. I didn't expect to love my Chromebook, but it's replaced my laptop for most of my work.

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There's a lot to like about Chromebooks. They're budget-friendly, have a lot of options and are powerful enough to get things done. If you're a student shopping for a laptop for school, they may be pretty attractive. However, for some students, it's a nightmare waiting to happen. Let's see where you fall.

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Dear Lifehacker. I have a few older PC's lying around the house and was wondering, given that they are older PCs, if setting them up with Chrome OS would be a good option to give them a new lease of life? What would you suggest as the best way to set up a Chrome PC for home use?