[chirp_users] Google Chrome?

Monte Long lefty556 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 14:31:42 PDT 2020


I agree.  That's why I recommended finding an inexpensive, used laptop and
going from there.  I lucked into a Lenovo for not too much money and that's
what I've been using.  It's setup as a dual boot with Windows and ZorinOS.

ML

On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 4:11 PM E. M. Recio via chirp_users <
chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com> wrote:

> Yes, but that begs the question... chromebooks are like super expensive
> for what they can do. I'd rather <WARNING: OPINION NOT TROLLING> buy a
> juiced up 13" lappie, wipe OEM windows and install Linux, then install
> VirtualBox for whatever else I need.
>
> been looking at this beauty with Neon preinstalled :
> https://kde.slimbook.es/
>
> But, for reality, it's the similar to my Dell E5470 running Linux.
> 16G/250SSD/i5, except it looks cooler, and is cheaper for same. LOL :)
>
> -e
> On 2020-03-16 17:00, Monte Long wrote:
>
>  You can hack the Chromebook to run Linux, either by setting it up to dual
> boot (run Chrome OS or Linux) or by completely overwriting the factory OS
> and going full Linux.  Here's one of the tutorials that I used when I was
> using a Chromebook last year:https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-install-linux-on-your-chromebook.
>
> If at all possible, I recommend finding an inexpensive, used laptop and
> using Windows or some variant of Linux because it is a bit easier, but it
> can be done with a Chromebook.
>
> On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 3:57 PM Tony Fuller <goldstar611 at hotmail.com> <goldstar611 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> I am tempted to second this. I know chrome has an "expert" feature that
> can be enabled where you can then run normal Linux programs (like gimp etc)
> but the file system was severely limited last time I used it about a year
> ago so I wouldn't expect any /dev/ttyUSB* devices to be available inside
> the sandbox.
>
> It will definitely take some poking around by someone with a Chromebook
> laying around (which I do not anymore)
> https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/9145439?hl=en
> https://support.google.com/pixelbook/thread/11416003?hl=en
>
> Tony
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> *Sent:* Monday, March 16, 2020 3:44:13 PM
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> *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] Google Chrome?
>
> Impossible without serious knowledge of Linux I believe. It can be done if
> you reload chrome os with generic Linux though.
>
> On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 4:33 PM Ken & Sarita Strawn <paradiseuncovered at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> How to download CHIRP to the Google Chrome OS ?  Thanx!
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