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Three days ago I wrote a comment:
"It's weird how the internet shifted from protocols to platforms.
Devs still know the plumbing, but for most people IRC became Whatsapp, FTP became Dropbox, RTSP became Netflix, SIP became Zoom and RSS became Google Now... so people might eventually forget about SMTP and this whole "email" hype.
In a decade or two we'll have forgotten about URLs and HTTP and the "internet" as well. You just pay your monthly $10 sub to Google or Amazon or Apple to have your condensed streams of memes & bait funneled right into your eyeballs."
And now Chrome devs are considering removing URLs just like in Safari, just showing the domain you are on....
Enjoy your retard web, people.
What's next, new Macbook & Chromebook standardized designs to prevent people from being confused?46
It might look ugly, but after 4 years, I can finally use linux on my chromebook without having to hack around the firmware and os.28
So my school forced everyone to buy a Chromebook G4 Education Edition which came with ChromeOS and we had to sign some shady e-policy. Days after I got it, I opened it up and manually reflashed the BIOS so I could use SeaBIOS and install Arch Linux.
Great, so I went on to instal Chrome and it was really slow and performance heavy, then I installed the new Firefox and it ran a lot faster...
*So hehe, Firefox works better than Chrome on a Chromebook!*10
update for all that care:
I have successfully gotten android studio to run on a chromebook.
don't ask how.
don't ask why.
don't even ask.
but know. it's working, and it was worth it.19
Me: Fuck I love my chromebook!
The world: Why would you love Chromebooks, you cant even do anything with ChromeOS?!
Me: *Sit's down and listens to music and podcasts for 3 hours* Oh look, still got 82% battery...24
So.. I am currently stuck beside this really annoying kid. He is constantly calling me a hacker. And he is trying to force me to teach him how to "jam a raspberry pi" ... So I tried to explain that it would be illegal to do that (I was assuming that he meant jam wifi or something) he wouldn't listen to make and started yelling at me and (uncomfortably) touching me. Then he calmed down and went to hacker typer and started trying to 1up me /my skills. Then he started telling the entire class that I "suck at computers" and don't know anything just because I started ignoring him.
This continued for an hour.
Now we are supposed to be working on a project together over Google drive. I only gave him suggesting permission so that he couldn't mess stuff up. He then noticed this and he is yelling at me and trying to grab my laptop and press random buttons.
The laptop is a Chromebook with developer mode enabled.. so pressing random buttons could wipe my drive if he presses the right stuff.
So you should understand y I am so protective of it.
The teachers don't care.. at all.
What the fuck can I do to get back at him???36
I'm one of the biggest advocates for Chromebooks and Chrome OS ever.
But even I will call out the bullshit right here:8
Just finished my new desk setup!
Acer r11 Chromebook
Custom built laptop
Novation launchkey mini
Novation launchpad mini
GoPro hero 5
Hp 27" monitor
Ender's game (xenocide)
Letter from @dfox as mousepad20
"I think my next laptop is going to be a Chromebook. I can do everything from browser and any heavy computing/coding I will just ssh to home. Sounds good."
3 days later, my Chromebook is running Ubuntu 80% of the time since I bought it.18
Google! What the fuck are you doing with your design?!
Just updated my chromebook and what the fuck is this ui!20
i am BEYOND pissed at google.
as some of you know, i recently got android studio to run on a chromebook (you read that right), but it being a chromebook and google being a protective fucktard of their crappy operating system, i had to boot into bios every time i started it.
when i was with some friends, i started up the chromebook, and left, after telling my friends how to boot the chromebook.
ten seconds and literally one press of the esc button later, he broke the entire thing.
but that's not what that rant was about, i honestly knew it would happen eventually (although, this wasn't the best time).
so now this screen pops up.
"chrome os is damaged or missing, please insert a usb recovery drive" or something like that.
well, i'll create one. simple enough.
no wait, this is google, just your average 750 billion dollar company who cares more about responsive design then a product actually responding.
i started to create the recovery usb. of course, chrome developers thought it would be a good idea to convert the old, working fine, windows executable usb recoverer, and replace with with a fucking chrome extension.
i truly hope someone got fired.
so, after doing everything fine with the instructions, it got to the part where it wrote the os image to the usb. the writing stayed at 0%.
now this was a disk thing, writing os's and shit, so i didn't want to fuck it up. after waiting ten minutes, i pressed 'cancel.'
i tried again many times, looked things up, and frantically googled the error. i even tried the same search queries on bing, yahoo, duckduckgo and ecosia because i had the feeling google secretly had tracked me over the past 7 years and decided to not help me after all the times i said google was a fucker or something similar.
google is a fucker.
after that, i decided to fuck with it, even if it formats my fucking c drive.
i got to the same point where the writing got stuck at 0% and proceeded to fuck. i start spamming random keys, and guess what?
after i press enter, it started.
what the fuck google?
1000s of people read the article on how to make the recovery drive. why not tell them to press the goddamn enter key?
i swear there are hundreds of other people in my same situation. and all they have to do is press one fucking key???
maybe tell those people who tried to fix the shit product you sold them.
fuck you google.10
It's almost time!
I am almost ready to release new devRant client and the full version of the api wrapper that powers it.
While I finish up a few things, here is a quick explination of what / why the client is:
The devRant client is called:
The reason I made yet another new client is:
I wanted to have a CLI client that could run on a chromebook and I also discovered the cool text editor called ed. I really like the command-based interface of ed, so I made a devRant client in that style!
dr is a simple and (mostly) no BS devrant client built for us cool cli-only people.
(yes, this was written in dr)
More info will come soon!13
Fuck chrome os!!
I was just trying to install arch Linux in chrome os using a crouton patch that someone made like 4 years ago... That was a bad idea.. so I have spent the past 30 mins creating a sketchy patch to the patch just so I can get a fucking arch install...
I deserve some pizza17
I have been having bad luck...
First, windows kept wiping my arch drive.
Then my phone got fucked up in the middle of rooting so I had to reflash Android.
Then after I successfully rooted, I accidentally turned on bootloader lock which dissabled booting in to any mode (because I modified system files).
So then I had to reflash again.
Then I had problems because Knox is a bitch.
So I reflashed again. (It finally worked).
Then I tried installing arch again and fucked up my graphics drivers.
Then I installed Arch again and it finally worked!
But then I was modifying settings on chrome os and fucked up my Chromebook's graphics driver.
Then I had to reflash my Chromebook and put it back in to developer mode.
Then my phone started having permissions problems so I had to reflash it again.
So I have concluded:
Technology doesn't like me.
At least my arch install looks cool and my Android launcher looks like this:15
Oh fucking Huawei.
- Honor 6x (BLN-L22C675)
- Has EMUI4.1 Marshmallow
- Cousin brother 'A' (has bricking XP!)
- Uncle 'K'
- Has Mac with Windows VM
- Stock as LineageOS / AOSP
Procedure (fucking seriously):
- Find XDA link to root H6X
- Go to Huawei page and fill out form
- Receive and use bootloader code
- Find latest TWRP
- Flash latest TWRP
- TWRP not working? Bootloops
- XDA search "H6X boot to recovery"
- Find and try modded TWRP
- TWRP fails, no bootloop
- Find & flash TWRP 3.1.0
- Yay! TWRP works
- Find and download LineageOS and SuperSU
- Flash via TWRP
- Yay! Success.
- Attempt boot
- Boot fails. No idea why
- Go back to TWRP
- TWRP gives shitload of errors
"cannot mount /data, storage etc."
- Feel fucked up
- Notice that userdata partition exists,
but FSTAB doesn't take
- Remembers SuperSU modded boot
image and FSTABS!
- Fuck SuperSU
- Attempt to mod boot image
- Doesn't work (modded successfully
but no change)
- Discover Huawei DLOAD
Installer for "UPDATE.APP" OTAs
Note: Each full OTA is 2+ GB zipped
- Find, download, fail on 4+ OTAs
- Discover "UPDATE.APP Extractor"
Runs on Windows
Note: UPDATE.APP custom format
Different per H6X model
- Uses 'K''s VM to test
- My H6X model does not have
a predefined format
- Process to get format requires
TWRP, which is not working
- FAIL HERE
- Discover "Firmware Finder"
Windows app to find Huawei
- Tries 'K''s VM
- Fails with 1 OTA
- Downloads another firmware ZIP
- Unzips and tries to use OTA
- Boots successfully?!
- Seems to have EMUI 5.0 Nougat
- Downloads, flashes TWRP
- TWRP not working AGAIN?
- Go back to XDA page
- Find that TWRP on EMUI 5 - NO
- Find rollbacks for EMUI5 -> EMUI4
- Test, fail 2-4 times (Massive OTAs)
- DLOAD accepts this one?!!!
- I HAVE ORIG AGAIN!!!
- Re-unlock and reflash TWRP
- Realise that ROMs aren't working on
EMUI 4.1; Find TWRPs for EMUI5
- Find and fail with 2-3 OTAs
Note: Had removed old OTAs for
space on Chromebook (32GB)
- In anger, flash one with TWRP
instead of DLOAD (which checks
- Works! Same wasn't working with
- Find and flash a custom TWRP
as old one still exists (not wiped in
- Try flashing LineageOS
- LineageOS stuck in boot
- Try flashing AOSP
- Try flashing Resurruction Remix
- Realise that need stock EMUI5
- Realise that the firmware I installed
wasn't for my device so not working
- FUCK NO MORE LARGE DLs
- Try another custom TWRP
- Begin getting '/cust mounting' errs
- Try reflashing EMUI5 with TWRP
- Doesn't work
- Try DLOADing EMUI5
- Like before, incompatability
- DLOAD EMUI4
- Reunlock and reflash TWRP
- WRITE THIS AS A BREAK
For anyone that wants to install Debian on a Chromebook:
The way I did it is I downloaded the crouton binary (this can be found online) then I used the command:
sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton/ -r Debian -t xfce, cli-extra, core,
Then I looked up how to move it to an external hard drive. Next I just symlinked the files to the normal crouton install path.
Then to start Debian, just type:
Or for command line only:
I hope that was helpful.11
Since we are posting workspace setups...
Lenovo 100s Chromebook and Raspberry Pi 3 running Arch Linux and an attached hard drive.
SSH and Vim are my friends.14
My girlfriend needed a flash drive to back up her Chromebook. I took an old 7g I had and formatted it to exfat (standard procedure here, nothing special). She plugged it in and had some issues with it, so I told her to see erase the drive from her Chromebook. Chromebook said it would delete all 4 terabytes (4tb) from the drive. Lol. Don't know how that happened, and was tempted to try it to see how it went, but did not want to mess up her laptop or wait days for a supposed 4 TB drive to format.
Tl;dr: girlfriends Chromebook thought a 7gb flash drive was 4tb6
Does anyone here do development on a Chromebook??
That wasn't the point of this post..
So.. I am working on making a package manager for chrome os. Yes I know that chromebrew exists, this will integrate chromebrew and also add support for installer scripts from other chrome os based projects (like crouton). I am also going to add my own script for creating custom banners and a custom "lockscreen" for the terminal.
Any suggestions for other features?48
I just flashed seaBIOS to my Chromebook and am looking for OSes to try (and eventually dual boot with)
android studio is TERRIBLE. why cant they just make a fucking good linux installer? they're a fucking half trillion dollars company and can't get their shit together. its terribly unprofessional, and makes vim look like a god. maybe not all of us has have access to nasa's supercomputer and don't have a month for it to start.
here's a story about the installation of android studio on a (fairly high-end) chromebook running gallium:
I went to the website, which by the way could tell I was on linux but still automatically showed me the windows instructions, and downloaded android studio, 1.2 gb for fucks sake! I have a 16 gb hard drive! then it installed, and I closed it, because I was gonna use it later. I had a problem with it the first time, so I reinstalled, and halfway through the installation, IT DECIDED IT NEEDED SUPERUSER PRIVELEGES. fuck that. I restarted the installer, with sudo, and it took about switch as long this time. then, it made me redownload the sdk and all that other bloatware EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE INSTALLED IN SEPARATE FOLDERS AND ALREADY DOWNLOADED. jesus christ, google.4
I've had my stickers for a while but finally decided to put them in my new Chromebook... and yes, that's Ubuntu!9
Me: hmmmm it's a pain in the ass building my program and having to rebuild it everytime I want to swap to my Chromebook (going from x86 to ARM64), I really wish they could develop an OS that is essentially a VM so you would compile once and have the OS' VM later do the heavy lifting
My brain: hey Alex, that sounds like a great idea, you deserve a coffee for that!
Me: yes I do... Wait... Coffee... Cup of jo... Java.... WAIT! This sounds like what Java was intended to be!!!!!
My brain: oh dear god... Time to fucking bury this thought to never be discussed again!!!!!
What's the lesson to learn here? If it looks like Java, sounds like Java and acts like Java, beat it over the head and bury it 6 feet down :-37
I am mad!
So.. my school board made everyone email accounts.. without our permission. Then we are forced to do all our work and everything on that account.
Ok.. so what?
That's not the bad part..
I have been trying to get away with using my personal account because the school one has various plugins and apps that I don't want and can't uninstall.
I was asking a teacher about this and some where in the conversation, they mentioned that they automatically install an app on to our computers that let's them view our search history and logins. I hate this! I don't want them looking through my history. There isn't any porn but having a bunch of searches for penatration testing and stuff like that would bring up red flags.
Anyways.. my question is, what can I do to stop this? Or at Least make it harder for them to mess with / read my stuff?
All of this happens on my Chromebook (developer mode enabled.) (Linux based)
Suggestions and your own stories would be appreciated.17
Bought a Chromebook last weekend. Best. Decision. I've. Made.
It's so great. It's so light, it uses USB C to charge (so when I go to visit my parents halfway across the country, I can bring 1 cable for my phone, switch, and laptop), and it's the perfect Android development device, since it runs Android apps and you can use Android studio within crouton.
I have never loved a new device so much, and I remember the days when I mocked Chromebooks because they sucked. Android app support turned that around.4
Alright.. it appears to be setup sharing time. Here is mine:
Modded Chromebook (r11)
Hp 27" monitor
Random keyboard and mouse
i love chromebooks, but i wish they built them with more storage. i know that everything by google is based on the cloud and shit so most chromebooks only have like 4gb of storage but if there was a chromebook with 256gb id be in heaven. does anyone else think chromebooks look really nice compared to other laptops?4
My Chromebook Pixel 2015 died yesterday. *sniff* I really liked the build quality and using crouton for Linux.
My 2nd work laptop ever was a IBM Thinkpad and I really liked that back in the day.
Now I'm looking at the Thinkpad 25th anniversary edition. Anyone have one? Thoughts?3
The fact that I was just able to unplug my phone because it was fully charged and just swap the cable to my Chromebook just makes me way too excited for the future of tech peripherals!
(Yes I love USB-C and Bluetooth and am one of those people who are happy and excited to see the headphone jack die)14
What are people's thoughts on the new chrome os update? I think it looks cool but the whole glass panel design doesn't really fit Google's material design theme.7
My Chromebook just touched down in Melbourne!
Should be here in the next 2 days, Come on Australia Post don't fail me now! :-D3
I've reinstalled android studio five timed… today. on a chromebook, 4gb, ram. but 16gb ssd. it has no regard for storage whatsoever.1
Kinda curious if anyone is going to google io this year and feels like smuggling me in?
Keep missing the live streams and don't want to miss the chromebook segment!2
Well ordered my chromebook plus and it's been stuck at customs for the past 5 days... Thanks America, why can't more places in Australia sell them! :-(2
I hate sticky headers on websites, especially when they take up a third of the screen on my Chromebook. The Now TV site is pretty much unusable.4
Why is it that so many developers have trash tier hardware? Sometimes I feel like 90% of developers are hardware retards. You work on a computer all day why the fuck are you running one from the early 2,000's that takes a year to boot and can barely run the applications you need? Hardware is a lot cheaper than time and better hardware will save a huge amount of time. And why the fuck do so many devs use laptops? Trashy little craptastic aluminium shit cans folding under the weight of the heat they produce. The more work you do the slower they go. Meanwhile I sit back on my heavily over clocked, water cooled, desktop and fly through workloads that laptop users wouldn't begin to be able to think about. So basically buy a desktop with high end hardware and you'll be amazed what you can get done and how much less painful stuff will be. And if you need to go mobile just grab a Chromebook and remote into your desktop. You'll be happy you did.21
Looking forward to trying out ChromeOS for a while.
I like the idea of a minimal OS. Frankly while Windows, macOS and Linux are all incredible bits of engineering, they all suck ass and are maddeningly frustrating.
Usually I'm on a computer to complete a task and just want the OS to quietly do its job and leave me out of its myriad personal crises. I don't want to see or hear from that fucker.
If experience tells me anything it's that I'll be swearing at the Chromebook within the week.
But, the fact I'm trying shows I haven't lost hope.5
Fucking hell my Chromebook is a confusing little cunt...
I use the Samsung Chromebook plus with a 64 bit based ARM CPU but the chromeOS installation is 32 bit... Buuuuuut it will prefer 64 bit android applications and runs the Linux container at 64 bit!
How does that even fucking work?!?!
(Yes I know Google blah blah, privacy blah, your opinion is noted and ignored ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)6
I'm getting a Chromebook, and, obviously, I'd rather wget all my webpages before I use chrome as my main os. so any recommendations for distros? I want a good, smooth ui, kinda like what windows was aiming for but so terribly messed up. I want apt package manager, and I wouldn't mind pentesting tools, and it has to be light enough to use on a computer with 4gb ram and 16gb ssd. I assume it's implied with linux, but I want one that's generally consider to be secure. I plan to run android studio (I expect it to be slower than a commodore 64 running windows 10), eclipse, gcc, if that helps. any suggestions? thanks!17
So once again if you want to buy a Google branded Chromebook and you aren't in the centre of the universe that is America you're shit out of luck...
To get last year's pixelbook that is $999 US in Australia I have to fork out $3000, no word on importing the pixel slate but as always America is the greatest, you get everything and everywhere else can get fucked I guess....
Why can't tech companies just realise that other countries want things too?!6
about to install linux for the first time!
its an hp chromebook with 4gb ram that I can take around. its got an intel celeron n3something and maybe I can get my three essays done while android studio starts.
I'm going to install zorin os, maybe kali.8
Buying a thunder purple 1+6T on Thursday... It will have more memory and more storage than my daily use computer (a Chromebook). Going to install UserLAnd, get a folding Bluetooth keyboard and a stand.
Laptop replacement. No, seriously.6
Was so excited about Linux coming to the Chromebook plus.... And there is no x86 compatability layer...
They built an ARM layer for the android apps on x86 but nothing for Linux... Fuuuuuuuuuuuuck6
Modern hardware is rubbish. I recently donated a load of computers from the 1970s and 1980s to a technology museum, they all worked well and could still be used and set up in the museum's displays. My more recent stuff, from the last few years, I decided to sell on eBay. Some of it just had to be thrown out, mostly due to non-replaceable batteries that would no longer charge. What nonsense is this? Why is it easier to use a 35-year-old computer than a 3-year-old Chromebook or 5-year-old iPad?5
Alright dev's, I have pretty much given up on ChromeOS and Chromebooks, my Samsung Chromebook Plus is far from the rock solid stable and battery sipping champion it used to be, constantly crashing, sluggish, 4 hours of battery at most, terrible android performance and the list goes on (Plus fucking bullshit Pixel device exclusive features can fuck off)
I use my Macbook Pro more than ever but the lack of being able to install Linux is a massive blow, so I'm looking for some laptop recommendations and here are the criteria.
1. Don't want a tablet
2. Prefer a clamshell but will deal with a convertibal
3. Max price of $1000 AUD (~$4.25 USD)
4. If it has dedicated graphics, prefer AMD
5. Prefer windows to not be pre-installed but can deal with it if it is
Was previously looking at the XPS line but um... Base model 13 inch is ~$1600 AUD so nope .-.
Fire away people!5
So Chromebook plus's now have access to crostini in the development channel and just found out neverware supports Linux apps now... God damn it's a good time to be a Chromebook user, no longer going to be hindered with development on my Chromebook :-D6
I work at a place where all the employees are pretty much on the user side of the spectrum and they have 3 chromebooks. Some would think that's not really a problem, chromebooks are fine for simple tasks BUT they weren't able to setup the printer correctly so they were only able to print one copy at a time. These people never used anything other than Windows and they already struggle with that, so I think it was a waste of money for the company, and I'm pretty sure they just went for it because it was cheaper. It's a fucking joke, since their employees prefer to bring their pcs to work and only one of the chromebooks is being used.2
Guys help... I need a new chromebook and can't decide on a chromebook pro or chromebook plus... Is having x86 architecture worth the extra $120? :-/6
Just got myself a Pixelbook and man is this thing a sweet little machine! Excellent battery life, a pretty decent backlit keyboard and I can work on my personal project using VSCode and the integrated debugger!
Google is doing a good job with making Chromebooks developer friendly.2
Only now just discovered Termux for android... How have i not known of this?!
My Chromebook just got a million times more useful! :-D
Now to learn about vim and start hating myself :-34
so today i got out of doing an online lab in biology by using fakewindowsupdate on a chromebook.
I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Acer Chromebook using Crouton. I am the only user and so I am automatically admin. I have tried to use sudo and gksudo commands to unlock the account but it just will not let me. I cannot update to 17.10 until I unlock the account. Why!?
Edit: I think it has something to do with policykit but I don't know how to fix it.4
That moment when you're away from home and you're performing a fucking system update (upgrade?) on fucking Gentoo and your fucking Chromebook can't fucking connect to your fucking computer at home running fucking Arch to offload fucking compilations over fucking SSH and fucking Polybar tells you that the fucking RAM is almost full and that both of your fucking Broadwell CPUs are fucking 100% on usage and even fucking Vim can't open your fucking work to add the fucking documentation for a fucking assignment from a fucking online course due today and everything's fucking stopped in time but the fucking window manager is still working normally?!!!!2
When your Chromebook/Crouton starts complaining about lack of available memory and uninstalling programs isn't helping and the "shadow vault" has consumed everything, so you just say "fuck it" and Powerwash the whole thing ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I see the reports of a new Chromebook Pixel coming soon. I'm currently running Ubuntu via crouton, wish I had time to go pure Slackware on it.
I wonder if the new Pixel will be as Linux friendly...5
Always hate asking these questions but Google is no help and SO is just filled with unhelpful answers...
Does anyone know of an up to date debian repo that has an up to date version of valac for arm?
It's a pain in the ass to keep rebuilding on my system everytime I reset my Chromebook and the official Gnome repo doesn't support ARM .-.2
So my vapes coil wick just gave out and leaked through my satchel... And covered my Chromebook...
Anyone feel like cleaning out vape oil from a Chromebook, not prepared to deal with this sort of oily hell!6
Woo time for a Chromebook rant against Samsung!
So they just 'revised' the Chromebook plus (Currently using v1 to write this) and I was intrigued because they ditched the Samsung made ARM chips for an intel CPU.... Buuuuuuuuuut... It's a fucking celeron... Of all fucking things to put in a half thousand dollar laptop, at least an m3 would be useful. Then I find out they are ditching the full metal body, it's heavier, thicker, same 3GB of RAM, ditching the 3:2 aspect ratio (Fucking why?!) and the 'upgraded' keyboard doesn't even have back lighting...
Ugh, makes me want a pixel book more, double the price and a million times the performance and quality -.-5
I kinda hate brand bias, when people don't have an open mind when judging new products.
some people are ready, up late, waiting for next apple keynote just so they have stuff to rip off.
"animoji is so pointless"
then don't use it buddy :)
"apple tracks you"
"apple product limits you, google products allow you to do a lot more"
- apple iphone:
· download apps
· surf the web
· make calls and send texts
· do things offline
· use the native devRant app
· browse the fucking web
· there's a fucking 'write protect' screw in the motherboard so you can't fuck anything up
(yes I know, generally android is more customizable, but you'd expect more from a laptop over a computer)
I'm not an apple fanboy, I could make this rant about android hate, too, but because a product isn't for you doesn't mean it's not for everyone.6
I'm a brand-new employee for my college's IT service. During my training, I was given a briefing on their security system. After something broke, he tapped into an administrative database on his chromebook, then he went to go check something while leaving the chromebook alone with someone he just met for over 30 minutes.2
So I'm not much for Linux, but I'll admit. It's a pretty damn solid environment, especially for programmers.
Since my main computer can't afford to have Linux on it, I decided to start working on making the Raspberry Pi handheld notebook. But after I added up the price for all of the components, it's almost three hundred dollars.
Personally, I would love to have a mini computer everywhere I go. A Chromebook is ok. But I guess you need to take into consideration that it is NOT ment for programming. I have found several IDE's and found none of them have a debugger or a way to execute my code.
I did some thinking and I'm starting to wonder if it is worth it.
It's a hand held computer with ubuntu on it. What's the worse that can happen? I don't solder the battery correctly and the whole thing explodes in my hands? Yeah that's pretty likely. Another reason I look at getting it is because there is so much fucking theft at my school it's hard to believe we don't have armed gunmen at every corner since everyone is always sober or high as shit.
Having an 11.6 inch Chromebook also puts me at risk of getting mugged, because who the fuck wouldn't want to try and pawn a laptop for drug money? At least with a handheld I could keep it in my pocket where I know it'll be safe.
What do you guys think?
Should I build this little thing or keep my current Chromebook but try to keep it safe?4
google security support... people get mad for only TEN (?) years XP support1
It's a sad day when ChromeOS is starting to look tempting when buying an $850 chromebook (i3, 1080p) is compared to an equivalent windows machine (Celeron, 768p)...
I thought I left that hell behind .-.3
Tonight I dreamed a long series of really weird events that ended up in me getting Windows for my school chromebook. And now I’m sad that it didn’t happen, and that I’m still stuck with chromeOS 😔5
me looks at chromebook
chromebook plz dont add an os to me
one eternitey lator
me this is now a linux book3
I have a Chromebook 15 (CB5-571). I'm trying to switch to the beautiful (and kinda weird) Programmer's Dvorak keyboard layout.
I'm using Sway and Arch Linux, so the software side is okay.
But I need to somehow temporarily write on top of my keyboard keys with the layout replacements.
If there is something already out there for my laptop, yay!
Otherwise, I have tac-it (?) and lots of paper.
What do I do?9
When you havent used your chromebook for a while and cant remember how to do a right click on the trackpad! :-(
(eventually..... tap with two fingers in case anyone else is wondering...)1
Hi guys, I'm looking for a used Chromebook on eBay to install Linux mint. Budget under $150. Is there any model recommend? Is 2G memory enough? Many thanks.5
Are there any good cloud-based IDEs that:
1.) Supports C# (ASP.Net Core / MVC)
2.) Would work on a Chromebook3
I want to buy a ThinkPad in order to replace a Chromebook and put a Linux in it, but they don't refund the Windows licence 😕20
Just bought a Chromebook Pixel. Love the hardware - Chromebooks in general are a great way to get a Linux laptop with guaranteed driver support.
But why is it still so hard to get decent HiDPI support in Linux (or for that matter Windows) desktop environments?
I realise Apple had an advantage in using vector-based Display Postscript, but massively divergent screen sizes and resolutions have been around for YEARS now, so why is it still such a faff?2
Well this year ARM Surface such a disappointment. And I already saw this coming,
Putting the $999 is not cool
The original IPad was price $499 from the start. The Surface Pro X should compete the ChromeBook not Ipad
Which is obviously don't even have a chance.4
Could you recommend a cheap yet powerful computer for me? I want to get one but don’t know what I should choose. I think maybe I could get a chromebook and use linux on it to get away from chromeOS’ limitations?9
Is Chromebook good enough for web development? Are there good ide available?
My priority is a good portable laptop.11
Does anybody else here ever tried a chromebook to program on?
I installed Debian Linux in the chrome terminal to have a local host. It works better then expected.8
when your daily machine is a 150$ chromebook with a celeron running ubuntu....terminal and vim, you are my friends....and the only things I can use without freezing the machine 😥4
My friend uses a Chromebook. While he was in the bathroom, I escape refresh power'd his ass. He got so fucking scared when he came back xD
Planning to buy smaller laptop myself, prefer lightweight and small ones. First was looking for MacBook air but then heard about project crostini for Chromebooks. So for me that crostini seems good but I don't have any idea what Chromebook would be okeyish for development, so if anyone got any experience with crostini I would happy to take recommendations for Chromebook9
Please Google fix my Chromebook's new tab screen as well as stop screwing up every single screenshot extension. I can't directly upload screenshots slowing down skype meetings. Why are you doing this to me? Your product forums (https://productforums.google.com/fo...) are treating me like I am an old lady who doesn't know what they are talking about. I do not understand what's so hard to comprehend. 1 Google Support Chat, 2 Feedbacks, 1 Debug Log Sent, Screenshots and everything yet you still fail. I have provided significant proof that there is an issue caused by you. Now please fix it because I can't since the Chromebook disables all code not signed by Google (unless you are in dev mode aka annoying screen + lose all security). You guys like hate me or something :(