[chirp_users] chirp on Chromebook

Peter ptlambert at sbcglobal.net
Thu Oct 25 12:11:22 PDT 2018


Seriously _not_.  See my disclaimer below.  That was just a joke 
regarding the limited capabilities of the platform.  Also a test of the 
potential depth of any flame wars on this list.  Looks like I've already 
hit bottom with that.  ;^)


On 10/25/2018 12:05 PM, Trevor Holyoak wrote:
>> BTW, "Chromebook is the Pofung of portable computers" :@)
> Seriously? More like the Yaesu.
>
> https://store.google.com/product/google_pixelbook
>
> But even the cheaper options are made by reputable companies (Acer,
> Dell, HP).
>
> On 10/25/2018 12:53 PM, Peter wrote:
>> Good to know, thanks Aubrey.
>>
>> BTW, "Chromebook is the Pofung of portable computers" :@)
>>
>> (j/k, cheap jab there, and yeah I have plenty of Baofeng radios...)
>>
>>
>> On 10/25/2018 11:38 AM, Aubrey Turner wrote:
>>> Here's how to run Linux apps on Chromebook (if you have the requisite
>>> version of ChromeOS, etc.)
>>>
>>> https://www.howtogeek.com/363331/how-to-set-up-and-use-linux-apps-on-chrome-os/
>>>
>>> Also found an old (2 years old) Reddit article where someone mentions in
>>> passing running CHIRP using Crouton on a Chromebook (and that it was
>>> working for them).  Crouton lets you run Linux apps on ChromeOS.  But
>>> its function has been rolled into ChromeOS now (see the link above).
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 10/25/2018 01:24 PM, Peter wrote:
>>>> There are lots of different ways to *try* to run Windows software on a
>>>> Chromebook:
>>>>
>>>> https://www.howtogeek.com/173353/how-to-run-windows-software-on-a-chromebook/
>>>>
>>>> ... My guess is that none will work well with regards to accessing the
>>>> USB port on the device.
>>>>
>>>> I am a VMware Workstation owner since version 2.04, and a Connectix
>>>> Virtual PC user on Macintosh since long before Microsoft bought that
>>>> product and sold a version for the Wintel platform. IIRC, USB port
>>>> sharing was not in the original feature set for either product.  So the
>>>> virtual machine based solutions in that article may not provide any
>>>> access to your radio.
>>>>
>>>> Anyway, based on that article, you'll have more options with an Intel
>>>> (vs. ARM) based Chromebook.  In which case, maybe install Windows there
>>>> instead?
>>>>
>>>> https://www.howtogeek.com/278953/how-to-install-windows-on-a-chromebook/
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 10/25/2018 11:08 AM, Aubrey Turner wrote:
>>>>> Chromebooks can run Linux apps now (or at least some of them can).
>>>>> I've not tried it, though (I have a really old Chromebook).  But if
>>>>> you want to run CHIRP on a Chromebook, that seems like the most likely
>>>>> way to do so.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 10/25/2018 12:48 PM, Dennis Wage wrote:
>>>>>> I don’t think you can install anything on a Chromebook.  I’ll find
>>>>>> out though.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 12:32 PM Jerry <jriechert at gmail.com
>>>>>> <mailto:jriechert at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>         Ay of you running C
>>>>>>         Are any of you running chirp on a recent Chromebook?. All the
>>>>>>         searching I've done brings up results from a year or more ago.
>>>>>>         I'm assuming that installing some version of wine is still the
>>>>>>         way to go. Suggestions on how to proceed greatly appreciated.
>>>>>>
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