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Offline vinceASPECT

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« on: July 27, 2011, 09:19:14 PM »
Something i noticed about the new Google Chromebook laptops.

They are as little as $250 new and come with Dual Core Atom chips and 16 gigs of SSD chip and also 12 inch screens.

They can take Ubuntu Linux or Windows 7 or all three. Youtube shows

Well, you won't see dual core atom machines at the price.They are often
more money than that.

Infact, a dual core atom netbook with SSD 16 gigs chips is quite a bit more
than $250 dollars. (usually)

so they are a reasonable buy.....really


Offline PDP-8

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Re: chromebooks
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 05:10:30 PM »
I look forward to the day I go into the Chromebook's developer mode and put a dedicated install onto it.  But not right now.  Mine is an arm V7L

In the meantime - if you want to get some CLI goodness on have you thought about running the DosBox extension, and putting some *nix dos ports to it?  This way you don't have to do anything special, just load a chrome extension.

(Note: for now..  That extension has been deprecated on anything but a chromebook / chromebase)  Any other hardware and you have to load dosbox proper, not the extension.

My favorite little combo on a chromebook is dosbox, with the berkeley utilities found on the VDE EDITOR page.  Look in the files section.

So it's not TC of course.  But nice to use some of the standard *nix utils in a limited sort of way and is good training for when you get to TC's busybox...

That's a UNIX book! - cool  -- Garth