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I recently bought an Acer C 720 Chromebook, and absolutely love it. Boot
times are great. Speed is super. I bought this one because of a really good
Intel processor instead of ARM so I would have complete compatibility with
anything I would run in Ubuntu, and also because of exceptional battery
life, advertised as 8.5 hours. I've not tried to check the time, but it
runs forever without a charge. I've played around a little with Google
Docs, spreadsheet, and prefer to stay with LO. Another reason I went with
the Acer because you can swap out the 16GB or 32GB SSD for a 56 or 128. I
put a 128 in mine. The best place to buy those is Amazon as they are using
the next generation SSD. You can also install Ubuntu and some other Linux
systems. There are two ways to do that. One is called Chrubuntu, which is
similar to a dual boot on a standard computer. The other way is to use
Crouton, where you are actually running Ubuntu through the Chrome OS. I
first tried Chrubuntu, and had issues installing the Document Foundation
version of LO, and also Wine. I made LO work, but could never make Wine
work. I'm now running Ubuntu on the Chromebook using Crouton. LO works fine
there. Crouton and Chrubuntu are both in their infancy, and will only get
better. I consider my Chromebook a best buy, and am thrilled with it!!!!!!!

On Thu, Apr 17, 2014 at 9:22 AM, Cley Faye <> wrote:

2014-04-17 14:43 GMT+02:00 Kracked_P_P---webmaster <>:

So I ask if there is any movement towards making a Chrome OS port.

Actually this Samsung Chrome uses a microSD card for "some" storage.  I
cannot tell much about it, since I do not have access to the manual.  So
the version of LO would need to fit on a microSD card storage, like a
tablet, but it is not a tablet. This is really a really small net-book
device running Chrome OS.

​As far as I know, making an application for ChromeOS is roughly the same
as making an "application" (note the quotes) for Chrome. This mean it's
mostly html based and javascript driven.​ Porting LO to this kind of
platform mean two things:
- We get an awesome, cross-system, cross-platform office suite
- We have a insane amount of work, need to rewrite *everything* from
scratch, redo the UI, handle the strict restriction of browser-based
applications... I'm sure you see what I mean :)
It *might* be possible to run some binaries part, as it is possible with
some restriction for Chrome app/extensions, but it remain a formidable

Honestly, I wouldn't hold my breath for a port of this kind for three
reasons: it's a huge task, there's little incentive to do it (way less than
an android port for example), and there's a solid alternative.

First alternative (easier): it is possible to install Ubuntu (or other
linux OS) on a chromebook. I did that long ago, and there's a handful of
tutorials on how to do so. If your chromebook is Intel based, it's even
better, but as far as LO is concerned, it can be installed on ARM devices
Second alternative (trickier): there's way less tutorials, but I vaguely
remember the possibility of using real software in chromeos, mainly through
command line. However I don't have any more info, and I'm not sure that it
isn't restricted to command-line stuff (I'm not even sure that chromeos use
an X server).

Also, regarding storage space: for previous models, it was a really good
idea to replace the (really) small hard drive with a better one. I don't
know the specs of the newest chromebooks, but it's worth checking.

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