Chrome OS going forward

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I have been using the Rise vision platform with both Chromeboxes and Chromebits for a few years in a very small scale. They have been working fine and I've had very few issues.

Recently I came across a client that is launching a chain of retail stores and I am to deliver signage to these stores. My plan was to use the solutions that I have used in this new project. But when I learned that Rise vision is no longer officially supporting Chrome devices I got hesitant. Is it "safe" to use these devices and what happens if I run inte problems. Where can I find support or assistance.

So my question to this forum is if those of you that have experience with Chrome devices in production could advise me on if it's still a good platform to use. Is it stable enough, is there a place where I can get help if i need it. Or should I use a different platform if I want to use Chrome devices?
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What a coincidence, I was about to post a question like yours regarding the actual experience of Corme Os users,  I, am also planning to make a proposal to a retail store chain. In my case, I just have 12 chrome units for other purposes, some of them under the google admin licence, but in fact, they expired last week. Since RiseVision stopped CromeOs Support  I have experienced only minor issues, but more on the network side, I guess I had more issues when it was supported. By now I, am not planning to renew the licences since either managed and unmanaged devices have been working fine and the OS  is up to date in all devices. The only problem is I will not be able to make screenshots...

My situation as yours, I guess, is that I haven ́t found a windows device as cheap and reliable as an Asus Chomreboxes, also I have a chromebit running a bunch of videos and works well. For 160 usd you can get a 2GbRam/Celeron Asus, and easily add more RAM. A NUC Celeron starts in $400...no way.

So,  is difficult to suggest a client go investing in a Chrome solution, knowing (or not knowing) what exactly may happen in the future.

Waiting to hear feedbacks from some other Chrome OS users...or good news from RV...
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NUC Celeron DOES NOT cost $400. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA25V5GV2120&cm_re=NUC_celeron-_-9SIA25V5GV21... + $50 SSD +25 4GB RAM + $30 Win10 OEM. $300 at the most. I would even opt for Pentium model if you can find them. These are really good, a bit more expensive then Celeron, but solid DS players.

Intel Sticks (cheapest models) are good players, but not reliable. Their WiFI adapter sux, but they can be easily hooked up to the Ethernet. Anyhow, I would not recommend them for the high volume deployment. We tried and we are not gonna be using them in the future.
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Typically I was buying them from here: https://www.kinguin.net/category/19429/windows-10-professional-oem-key/ ,b ut i swear to god I saw these prices on Amazon too. I cannot find them  anymore, though. Anyhow, the link I provided is all legit, do not worry about that. I've used many of OEM keys from them and all worked fine. Typically I install Win 10 image I have on the USB and apply the OEM key later. 1 or 2 times it would not take the key, but then I contacted Microsoft support and it was resolved. Also Kinguin.com support was awesome and helped me with that too.

Also, my brother found that: https://www.amazon.com/Windows-Download-License-Lifetime-Activation/dp/B074V7PMGN/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8...
But I have never bought from them before, so...

Those $100 keys are for fully licensed Win copies. OEM copies aren't that expensive.. ~$30. But keep in mind, if you were to upgrade the system later, you gonna lose the license too. Yet OEM makes a lot of sense for DS players. I even use them for my personal PCs... $30 for legit license is no brainier to me.
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Interesting! thanks