[CentOS] Slightly OT: Samsung Chromebook

Wed May 15 15:57:14 UTC 2013
SilverTip257 <silvertip257 at gmail.com>

On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 6:55 AM, Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam at whitemice.org
> wrote:

> On Wed, 2013-05-15 at 11:44 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> > I'm thinking of buying a Samsung Chromebook,
> > largely for use while travelling.
> > But I'd like to use it at home linked to my CentOS-6.4 server,
> > rather than to the cloud.
> > I'm wondering if this is practicable?
> > I use LaTeX quite a lot,
> > and I don't know if I could (a) download LaTeX to the Chromebook,
> > (b) run LaTeX on the cloud,
> > or (c) run LaTeX on my server from the Chromebook.
> > Has anyone experience of doing this sort of thing?

Not I.  Sounds like Adam is the guy to ask since he owns one.
I've been eyeing up the Chromebooks too...

How about the Chromebook Pixel!? [0] [1]
(I'm not so enthused about the price tag.)

> I have installed openSUSE 12.3 on an ARM Samsung Chromebook [openSUSE
> makes an install image for the Chromebook(s)].  It is a straight-forward
> process and so far works without any major issues.
> Haven't tried CentOS, I'm not aware of ARM CentOS system images.

The OP isn't looking for CentOS on the Chromebook, just using it in
conjunction with his CentOS box at home.

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It all depends what you (the OP) is looking to do in conjunction with your
CentOS box.
I'd start by finding out from somebody what the stock OS has in terms of
functionality and packages (ex: VPN support [2]).

[0] http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/chrome/devices/chromebook-pixel/
[2] http://support.google.com/chromeos/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1282338

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