Monday, July 21, 2014
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Croutons & Bitcoin Part 1 - Practical Chrome 31

A few brave tech savvy folks have installed another distribution of Linux next to Chrome OS, but why?  In the first of a two part episode we will go over the details of what, why and how users install another Linux on their Chromebooks.  We will go over the steps that we are going to follow before returning next week to report on how it all works.

Also in the news Dell is now taking bitcoins for computer purchases, and so are we!


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Show Notes


Chrome OS Stable Channel Hits M36 - Google Chrome Releases
Chromecast has easy hack -
JW Player get Chromecast Support - Android Police
Chrome 37 beta now avail -
Chrome battery bug, working on it - Ars Technica
Dell creating i3 variant -
Dell Accepts Bitcoin! - , dell blog , , wsj , bloomberg

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Why run another Linux distribution next to Chrome OS?

Crouton - link
Chrubuntu - link

Chrome OS full shell - link

Compromised physical security. (Verified Boot)
Linux is powerful, and easy to break.
There is a slight possibility for actual harm to your device (running unofficial software can result in things like excess heat, or CPU locks that “burn your device up”).


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  1. For what its worth, I have listened to this podcast on three separate systems, and James' voice actually sounds the best. Craig's voice actually has some metallic timbre' in it when speaking through the new microphone. I suppose it could be due to ChromeOS' lack of microphone adjustments? Anyways...just wanted to post that tidbit of "audio feedback." Love the show guys!


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