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 like
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
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 task.
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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