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My new Acer Chromebox CXI2 with Chrome OS

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Hurricane Irma caused a lot of electrical power mischief along her thunderous way throughout South Florida. Before the storm peaked, my home-office suffered a 9 second power shut-down. Everything got disconnected, and when power came back, it looked that things were OK. Well, sort of...

My desktop computer, a Mac mini with an Intel Core i7 CPU was off, as it should have been after a power disconnect. I tried to power it back, to no avail. My loved Mac mini was dead. I tried to perform all the procedures recommended in the support forums, but it looked like the problem was actually with the computer's power supply.

I checked my repair options, and most of them seemed expensive. Meanwhile, I was using an old white MacBook (Core 2 Duo), which was still working albeit with an older Mac OS X version. Looking at my options, I just didn't want to spend a lot of money on one of the new, slim and good looking MacBook Pro's.

My current computing platform was heavily relaying on Goog…