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  • StarFlower
    +8

    The Linux would be run as a VM. It sounds ideal for Android developers. As the article states: "With this integrated Linux support, you can create, test, and run any Android or web app for phones, tablets, and laptops -- all on one Chromebook. You'll be able to run popular editors, code in your favorite language, and launch projects to Google Cloud with the Linux."

    However, for non-Android-developer use, I'd rather get a regular used (or new!) PC and install a Linux distro on that. A mainstream Linux distro as the sole OS in a PC makes for a wonderful workhorse of a machine. Also, I have to admit I don't really trust Google/Chrome/Chromebooks from a privacy point of view. If I can't have Linux as the standalone OS in a machine, I don't want that machine.

    • Gozzin
      +8

      That's what I've done for over ten years quite frankly. Mostly Ubntu has been my main OS,but back in the day,I ran Linspire,Mepis,Fedora,etc.

      If I can't have Linux as the standalone OS in a machine, I don't want that machine.

      Absolutely. When it comes to what OS I have and how it's set up, if I can't do it my way,it does not get done.. And no,I don't want to stick my favorite distro in a pokey old VB.

    • WhoNeedszZz
      +6

      You can do just that with Crouton.