UPDATE: CloudReady v60.2 now on Dev Channel for EDU and Enterprise, Stable for Home Edition

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UPDATE: CloudReady v60.2 now on Dev Channel for EDU and Enterprise, Stable for Home Edition

 

Hey CloudReady Fans!

We're excited to be releasing v60.2 with a bunch of new improvements to all users of the Home Edition today.
We're also bringing the same release to the beta channel of the Education and Enterprise Editions of CloudReady.

As usual, you can download this new version for a fresh installation right now, and devices that are already installed will start to automatically update soon.

Release Notes for v60.2:

  • OS Upgrade to 60
  • Kernel upgrade: We did a minor, stability update to the kernel from 4.4.83 to 4.4.88
  • Touchpad fix:  In v59, the "swap primary mouse button" setting will reverse not only the left and right mouse buttons, but also the touchpad's buttons and 1- and 2-finger taps. In v60, only mouse buttons should be impacted by this setting.
  • Fix for quad-core Intel Bay Trail processors: We've added a fix that is aimed at all quad-core Intel Bay Trail processors to prevent freezing and other performance issues. If you're using a model that this applies to, we'd love your feedback! 
  • Fix for more touchscreen/convertible laptops:  We saw a number of tablet-style laptops that failed to boot in v59.3. We've included a fix that we think will help another large group of machines keep their touchscreens functional.
  • Update for Realtek WiFi drivers: We've improved driver support and performance for Realtek WiFi hardware. Let us know if you see a difference!
  • Fix for profile-switching when printing: An upstream issue caused problems for users signed in as multiple users if they wanted to switch profiles when printing.  We've picked up Google's fix for that so that CloudReady v60 won't show that bug. 

If you're using CloudReady at school or work, there's some additional changes and 

  • Improved experience for licensing errors: If your CloudReady machine runs into an error that is unexpected or it doesn't understand, it will now offer you the chance to send us logs about the issue and then let you proceed to use the device. This let's us fix issues and contact technical administrators in the background without interrupting students and teachers who rely on CloudReady.
  • New TPM info and warning screen: CloudReady supports many common TPM chips, but sometimes they need to be configured prior to use with CloudReady. In v60, we'll proactively warn you if your TPM chip needs some TLC prior to use, and help guide you through how to proceed.

Your feedback is welcome, as always, so reach out to us if you have any!

 

At Home with questions? Visit the forums!

Need help at school or work? Support's here to help. 

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Announcement: Neverware​ ​Launches Series B Funding Round

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Announcement: Neverware​ ​Launches Series B Funding Round

 

Hi CloudReady fans,

Well over three years ago, when we first developed the idea for CloudReady and began work on it, we didn’t know what the future would bring. Like many ideas, it seemed at the time like a very good one—there was a definite market need, but we were uncertain whether people and organizations would embrace the idea of a new operating system to the point where it could become viable for the company.

Back then, we could only hope and dream that CloudReady would be successful. But it was; post launch, we saw widespread adoption and growth, and over the past few years it’s been incredibly exciting and fulfilling to witness the passion of our Home users and the validation from our Education users, who regularly tell us how CloudReady has enabled their schools to increase technology access for students while providing the secure, fast, easy environment they need to learn.

So while it may have felt daring to imagine CloudReady’s success back then, we really couldn’t have conceived of this: the announcement that Google will be leading our Series B investment round as our newest investor.

Google’s validation of us and of CloudReady is gratifying, but it’s also indicative of the market shift we’ve seen over the last few years. As organizations increasingly move to the cloud, the need for a new computing environment—one designed for the cloud, with security, manageability, and ease of use baked in rather than added after the fact—has only grown more obvious and more urgent.

With its Chrome Enterprise offering, Google has already turned its considerable focus in this direction. And now, of course, we’re pleased to join them. Their investment in us allows us to grow and scale to meet that enterprise market need while also continuing to nurture and expand our strong foothold in the education market. (I could not be more proud of the fact that CloudReady is now used by school districts spanning all 50 US states.)

It’s a very exciting time for Neverware and for this team of talented, dedicated professionals that I get the pleasure of working with every single day.

We’ll keep you updated on any additional news, but in the meantime, thank you as always for supporting us. 

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UPDATE: CloudReady: Home Edition v60.1 Available on the Beta & Dev Channels

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UPDATE: CloudReady: Home Edition v60.1 Available on the Beta & Dev Channels

 

Hey CloudReady Fans!

Hot on the heels of some fixes we shipped to v59.3 yesterday, we're happy to be promoting v60.1 to the Dev channel of CloudReady: Home Edition today. If you're interested, subscribe to the Dev or Beta channels for your over-the-air update which should be live any minute.

Release Notes for v60.1:

  • OS Upgrade to 60
  • Kernel upgrade: We did a minor, stability update to the kernel from 4.4.83 to 4.4.88
  • Touchpad fix:  In v59, the "swap primary mouse button" setting will reverse not only the left and right mouse buttons, but also the touchpad's buttons and 1- and 2-finger taps. In v60, only mouse-buttons should be impacted by this setting.

[UPDATE - 10/12/17]:

We're re-releasing v60.1, this time to the Beta and Dev channels, with fixes for issues that we originally listed as problems!

K̶n̶o̶w̶n̶ ̶I̶s̶s̶u̶e̶s̶ Additional Improvements

  • Fix for Quad-core Intel Bay Trail processors : We've added a fix that is aimed at all quad-core Intel Bay Trail processors to prevent freezing and other performance issues. If you're using a model that this applies to, we'd love your feedback! 
  • Fix for more touchscreen/convertible laptops:  We saw a number of tablet-style laptops that failed to boot in v59.3. We've included a fix that we think will help another large group of machines keep their touchscreens functional. 

 

Despite these fixes, unstable releases often have unforeseen bugs. We rely upon Dev and Beta channel users to report those to us in our forums, so if you're ok with a little instability, please jump to this new release and let us know what you think!

 

Have questions? Visit the forums!

Need help installing?

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Bringing back CloudReady VM in VMware OVA format

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Bringing back CloudReady VM in VMware OVA format

 

Greetings CloudReady VM Fans,

We're pleased to announce that a VMware OVA appliance of CloudReady: Home Edition is once again available for download!

The update to version 57 of CloudReady involved a major under-the-hood graphics change to a new graphics stack called Freon. Freon provides a host of performance improvements,  as well as providing some future-proofing and reduced likelihood of bugs by keeping CloudReady more aligned with Chrome OS.  Unfortunately, Freon also broke CloudReady’s ability to run as a VM in VirtualBox or VMware environments.  After considerable development work and testing, the CloudReady: Home Edition v59 appliance is now available for download below.

 

CloudReady v59.3 VMware OVA appliance

VMware Player (Windows & Linux, free for personal use)

 

As always, this VM is provided as a convenience should still be considered experimental and unsupported. CloudReady is designed to run best when fully-installed on certified models, so we don’t offer a VM of our supported Education and Enterprise Editions of CloudReady, and we encourage everyone to use CloudReady VMs only for experimental and/or temporary purposes. You're also welcome to join the conversation on this topic in our user community.

 

The situation for running CloudReady using VirtualBox has proved more complex. VM use of CloudReady has been popular in a way we did not anticipate, so we wanted to get a working version available as soon as possible, starting with the VMWare download, but we know there are folks out there who prefer VirtualBox. We hope to follow with a solution for as well soon..  

Have fun and send bug reports!

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CloudReady USB Maker Now Available for Education and Enterprise Editions!

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CloudReady USB Maker Now Available for Education and Enterprise Editions!

 

Hey CloudReady Fans!

A few weeks ago we started testing a new tool for our Home Edition users: the CloudReady USB Maker. We're excited to be making an updated version of it available today, including for our customers using the Education or Enterprise Editions.

The CloudReady USB Maker is a Windows application (.exe) that you can download directly from Neverware to guide you through the process of creating a CloudReady USB installer.

Current customers, or those with a trial of CloudReady, can get the USB Maker by logging in to my.Neverware.com and visiting their Downloads tab.

Find the USB Maker in my.Neverware.com's Downloads tab, as shown above. 

Find the USB Maker in my.Neverware.com's Downloads tab, as shown above. 

Users of the Home Edition can find the latest version here, as before.

The CloudReady install guide has also been updated to include this new tool, so you can still count on finding all the info you need to install there.

We hope that the USB Maker will be the next step forward in making it easy for anyone to try CloudReady. As always, your feedback and suggestions are always welcome!

 

Education & Enterprise Users - Need help? 

Contact support!

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CloudReady Update: v59.3 available for Home, Education & Enterprise Editions on the Stable Channel

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CloudReady Update: v59.3 available for Home, Education & Enterprise Editions on the Stable Channel

 

Hi CloudReady customers!

All of us here on the Neverware team are really excited to promote our latest release, v59.3, on the Stable channel. 

As always, your machines will update automatically if you leave them powered on and connected to the network.

If you are using the Education or Enterprise Editions and need an image of this update for new installs or reinstalls, reach out to Support

Remember that if your devices are not updating, and/or are stuck on v46, you may need re-visit these steps we posted last year to ensure your fleet is up to date. We very much encourage our customers to always be on the latest version of the software.

Release Notes for v59.3:

  • OS Upgrade to 59
  • Kernel upgrade to 4.4.83
  • Touchscreen functionality: This release restores touchscreen functionality to devices on which touchscreens failed in v57. Note that not all touchscreens will work, and in particular this fix is not expected to apply to USB-connected touchscreens.
  • New Certified Model: Fujitsu Lifebook T734

 

[UPDATE - 10/5/17]:

We're re-releasing v59.3 with some additional fixes today!

  • Fix for AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics - For some models with this GPU, CloudReady failed to boot on v57 and higher. This fix addresses that issue.

  • Fix for H.264 playback on Intel Ironlake and Sandybridge desktops - This is an extension of a fix from earlier versions of CloudReady that applied to laptops. H.264 playback should work on all devices now.
  • Prevent unwanted loss of enrollment - A bug with Chrome OS caused some Chromebooks running v59 and v60 to lose their enrollment status without warning. We're including Google's fix for this issue in our re-release of v59.

 

Education & Enterprise Users - Need help? Contact support!

Need help installing?

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UPDATE: CloudReady Home Edition Update: v59.2 available on the Stable Channel

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UPDATE: CloudReady Home Edition Update: v59.2 available on the Stable Channel

 

Hey CloudReady Fans!

The Neverware team is pleased to promote our latest release, v59.2, on the Stable channel (and on all channels). If you're interested, subscribe to the Stable, Beta or Dev channel for your OtA update.

Release Notes for v59.2:

  • OS Upgrade to 59
  • Kernel upgrade to 4.4.83
  • [UPDATE] VMware compatibility: With the release of v57, users were no longer able to run CloudReady as a virtual machine using VMware. This issue has been fixed in v59.2. A fix for VirtualBox is expected in a future release.
  • [UPDATE] Touchscreen functionality: This release restores touchscreen functionality to devices on which touchscreens failed in v57. Note that not all touchscreens will work, and in particular this fix is not expected to apply to USB-connected touchscreens.

 

[UPDATE- 10/5/17 - We've re-released to v59.3. The checksums and links below have been updated to reflect that latest build]

v59.3.81 32-bit

Zipfile

Checksums:

MD5SUM

SHA1SUM

SHA256SUM 

 

v59.3.77 64-bit

Zipfile

Checksums:

MD5SUM

SHA1SUM

SHA256SUM

 

Have questions? Visit the forums!

Need help installing?

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