Josh Datko on 31 Jan 2013 09:01:10 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Low Cost Netbook

My use of the chromebook for development is to ssh into another box for anything "serious."  Once I noticed emacs tramp mode, one can hardly tell you are editing files over ssh.

Under Chrubuntu the experience isn't that bad.  There are still a few annoyances like the sound and video needs some tweaking, but overall I've been impressed by this laptop (considering the price).

On Jan 31, 2013, at 11:44, Rich Freeman <> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 11:37 AM, Michael Lazin <> wrote:
>> Actually I don't think a chromebook would do.  ARM is just not hefty enough
>> for virtualization, and what you can do with chromeOS is limited.  I
>> compiled and installed chromiumOS on a flash drive because I was curious,
>> and was less than thrilled.
> While I love ChromeOS, I don't think I'd recommend it as a development
> platform.  Maybe if you dual-boot something else on it you could use
> it for development (ideally for something that doesn't take ages to
> compile), but I agree that virtualization is a bit much.
> Rich
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