Will there ever be a Chrome OS version of NBP64

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Will there ever be a Chrome OS version of NBP64

Postby eclapwannabe » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:11 pm

I love NBP64. It is head and tails above any Usenet client program that I have every used.
However the price for Windows based computer with a half-way decent main processor i.e. Core I-3 minimum Is in the $400-500 range.

The Chromebooks are very tempting price wise. The normal applications like documents can easily be taken over by Google Docs (I currently use Microsoft Office). But processing binary files plus image viewers and multimedia files such as MP4, AVI, FLV or any video files require programs that are native to a windows operating system. Occasionally I run into a zip file or par files that NBP64 does not handle correctly. This happens when the poster does not use winrar or 7z in the normal way.

I am not willing to give up these valuable tools that I have collected over the years.

So will a Chrome version of NewsbinPro64 ever be available?
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Re: Will there ever be a Chrome OS version of NBP64

Postby Quade » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:00 am

Chomebooks are secure because they don't do much in the way of downloading like this. Not saying it's not doable. Just that I'm not sure how well it would work. Most real chromebooks have little local storage. I've installed "CloudReady" on a couple PC's. Basically it turns a PC into a chromebook. These machines have tons of local storage.

It's something to think about.
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