Monday, July 28, 2014

Croutons & Bitcoin Part 2 - Practical Chrome 32

In part 2 of the crouton challenge, we find out how John, Craig and James fared.  How difficult was each install?  Were any Chromebooks harmed in the process?  In the end what were the pros and cons of sideloading/dual booting another linux distro on a Chrome OS device?

Also in the news we wish the Chromecast a happy birthday, Free Chromecasts with more free stuff… and Chrome Beta for Android get all Material Design on us.


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Show Notes


Chrome Beta for Android - OMGChrome!
Simplified sign-in with Chrome for Android - Chrome Blog
Chromecast Birthday - Chrome Blog
US Chromecast Owner? 3 Months Free Play Music All Access - OMGChrome!
Buy Moto X from Republic Wireless and Get a free Chromecast - ChromeStory
“Hexa” Chromebooks Now Shipping -  ChromeStory
HP Chromebox Combo - ChromeStory
Linux Article: Reglue: Opening Up the World to Deserving Kids, One Linux Computer at a Time Linux Journal

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So what happened?

To start this conversation and to use Linux we recommend a great podcast for new users of Linux. Be sure to check out the Linux Action Show! With great hosts that explain Linux in a easy, conversational and fun tone, they can be a great start.

John’s experience with Crouton -
2nd time, is the charm

Old workflows, like riding a bike

Acer C720 Dev Page (how to enter developer mode) -
Step-by-step guide Crouton -
Blog post(found with Google) that gave me guidance -

Craig with Couton - Went with Debian (Wheezy) with XFCE
Issues: No issues, but opinion verified. Linux is not for the average user, and is not a catch-all solution to specific missing applications.


HoverReader - link
Imagus - link
Crosh Shell - link


+Morgan Whitfield+Curtis Vaughan , +Mike McLoughlin , +Scott Bassett , +Matt Arnett and others that provided some great feed back on the crouton challenge!

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