[CentOS] Slightly OT: Samsung Chromebook

Thu May 16 02:02:32 UTC 2013
Eddie G. O'Connor Jr. <eoconnor25 at gmail.com>

On 05/15/2013 06:55 PM, Fred Roller wrote:
> On 05/15/2013 11:57 AM, SilverTip257 wrote:
>> 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?
> [snip]
>> 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/
>> [1]
>> http://www.zdnet.com/chromebook-pixel-google-io-could-reveal-its-secret-mission-7000015420/
>> [2] http://support.google.com/chromeos/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1282338
> I have been using one for a client to test for integration. Prominently
> app driven so you will be looking for your support there.  If it were
> actually mine the OS would have been replaced by now.  It is handy
> though since there is a choice of ssh clients available making working
> on my CentOS servers easy and the 8+ hour battery life gives me a days
> work without plugging in.  Printing is cloud based and most of your life
> is spent in gmail (drive, calendar, docs, etc).  Google does give you
> 100Gb of online storage with your purchase I believe but make sure the
> first user you log on with is the one you want to have it;
> non-transferable from what I understand.
> Native OS makes it easy to reset when you push too hard :)  I plan on
> testing NX for GUI connection to *nix systems but haven't gotten that
> far yet.  Right now, my personal position is you can get more bang for
> your buck else where.   Hope this helps.
> Fred
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I'm glad this was posted....even if it IS OT. I was planning on getting 
a Chromebook, but was going to install a different OS...(I was hoping 
for either Debian or Fedora!) I don't know if either will work with the 
machine without "glitches".....