Solano libraries now lend out laptops

Solano libraries now lend out laptops

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Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#1 Jun 21, 2013
Solano libraries now lend out laptops
http://www.thereporter.com/news/ci_23509243/s...

Solano County Library users can now borrow Google Chromebook laptops for free. All branches except the John F. Kennedy Library in Vallejo are lending the light, fast, inexpensive computers. John F. Kennedy will begin lending them when its consolidation project is completed later this summer.

The library received 30 Chromebooks as part of a grant from the California State Library to help local libraries meet the demand for Internet access. The Chromebooks connect to the Internet through wifi and must be used in the library. Cardholders can check them out at the customer service desks.

"The devices are lightweight and their browsing is fast. They are perfect for people who are working together in one of our study rooms," said Lynne Williams, the Library's deputy director for support services.

Chromebooks are laptop computers that run completely in "the cloud," the practice of storing computer files on servers, accessed through the Internet. No personal information or preferences are stored on the device making it a good fit for a lending laptop. Users' information such as emails, passwords, browser history, etc. is stored on Google's remote servers rather than on the Chromebook. A user can control the information that Google retains by following instructions on the screen.

"When we piloted this project, the people who tested the Chromebooks found all sorts of ways to use them. They downloaded apps for creating presentations, discovering music, playing games and keeping in touch with family. They reported that the Chromebooks were user friendly; they didn't need much help to get started," said Williams.
Lamont Hightower

Vacaville, CA

#3 Jun 22, 2013
This is great. Nothing better than a laptop to compliment their Obama phone. Make sure you check the laptop cases when returned. You just might find a few bricks in some.

“Here's a interesting thought..”

Since: May 12

Vallejo

#4 Jun 23, 2013
Hey Sammy, another source for your alias posting. Better hurry though, some little girl might get there first fatboy.
Paperback Writer

Vallejo, CA

#5 Jun 23, 2013
Casper the internet ghost wrote:
Hey Sammy, another source for your alias posting. Better hurry though, some little girl might get there first fatboy.
You should be in treatment for drug and alcohol dependency. It will look good for your case when you see the judge next month. He may even waive the fine.
wendy

United States

#6 Jun 23, 2013
spammy aka maggot boy could not handle a chrome book they are way over his head

“Here's a interesting thought..”

Since: May 12

Vallejo

#7 Jun 23, 2013
Paperback Writer wrote:
<quoted text>You should be in treatment for drug and alcohol dependency. It will look good for your case when you see the judge next month. He may even waive the fine.
And you should be in treatment for mental illness Sam so whats your point fatman?
wendy

Berkeley, CA

#8 Jun 23, 2013
I thought spammy/maggot boy had a conditional probation situation if I recall it covered anger management counciling were there other psyc related
requirements ?.
you bet he can

Vallejo, CA

#9 Jun 23, 2013
Sam could drive you guys nuts with an abacus if he chose to. He can post here through the astral planes also when the spirit moves him.
fred

United States

#10 Jun 23, 2013
the spirit of what the great maggot ?
hello and goodbye

Vallejo, CA

#11 Jun 23, 2013
plenty of vibsters populating topix, repeatedly insisting no one cares about or listens to kurshan, yet they validate the exact opposite every time they chime in with some little league kurshan slam.
you make him significant by your own lack of self-control, don't you see that?
fred

United States

#12 Jun 23, 2013
at maggot meglomaniac, hey dummy dont you see the Vibers mock you and expose you for what you really are while they are three steps ahead of you and the only thing signifcant about you is what a POS you are
for years people have been ignoring your abuse of good People with justifications such as mental illnes
or immaturity well We know better you are just a rotten POS period .
hello and goodbye

Vallejo, CA

#13 Jun 23, 2013
see?
hello and goodbye

Vallejo, CA

#14 Jun 23, 2013
total enragement, lol.
up the shussel

Vallejo, CA

#15 Jun 23, 2013
I have witnesses Sam doze off in the chair and posts with his avatar pop up when I know for a fact he is asleep. He does it with his mind. Its amazing.
Thomas

San Jose, CA

#16 Jun 24, 2013
These computers might help some students who wouldn't have access

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