What other things can CloudReady do beside be a Web Browser, with Google Web Apps, Cloud Printing and Storage?

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  • SirRon

    Anybody would like to respond?

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  • Joe

    Well that netbook is used for browsing only I'm afraid. The CPU is only 32-bit. Not many features are available for the 32-bit version. With 64-bit you can run Linux programs. Other than that I don't know what else at the moment

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  • Forrest Smith

    The Chrome Web Store is a good place to start too.

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  • SirRon

    Yes, my laptop is a 32bit and it's to bad that there are not many features because of it.  Yes the Chrome Web Store is a good place to start but is it nothing more that a shortcut to a website and not true applications? I did not know that Linux Programs could be installed as true applications, but why would that only work in a 64bit computer when there are Linux Distros in 32bit with options to install applications?  I don't think of the Chrome Web Store as putting out quality applications like those available in repositories for Linux or the Google Play Store.

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  • SirRon

    Thank you all for responding. 

    Yes, my laptop is a 32bit and it's to bad that there are not many features because of it.  Yes the Chrome Web Store is a good place to start but is it nothing more than a shortcut to a website and not true applications? I did not know that Linux Programs could be installed as true applications, but why would that only work in a 64bit computer when there are Linux Distros in 32bit with options to install applications?  I don't think of the Chrome Web Store as putting out high quality applications like those available in repositories for Linux or the Google Play Store.

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  • Forrest Smith

    32bit builds have significant portions that are out of date and don't support the latest lower-level Linux kernel and Chromium OS  features, making it much more effort for us to support Crostini, Flatpaks, Virtualbox, or other experimental features on those builds. So, in order to be efficient with our resources and focus our time on the work that help the greatest number of users and keeps our business alive, we don't build those features for 32bit images.

     

    The Chrome Web Store is predominantly a list of web applications, but some are packages as Chrome apps and will feel slightly more native or include local-functionality like this one that I use for text editing:

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/code-pad-text-editor/adaepfiocmagdimjecpifghcgfjlfmkh

     

    If you are predominantly interested in local application instead of web apps, or cannot live without them, you should probably look at other Linux distros like Ubuntu. CloudReady has a few experimental features for local computing, but it primarily intended to be for using websites and we don't have plans to change that for now.

     

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  • SirRon

    OK.  Thank you for your responses.

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  • Adri Idzwan

    After thoroughly exploring, exclusively using this OS as my daily driver, I can safely say that this is only useful for people using only Linux terminal (not gui-based apps) and web-based apps. As it stands this is purely a fun toy to mess around, not something you want to rely on for work.

     

    If you only use web-based apps, this is perfect. It's the fastest for Chrome use, but when they (google/neverware) refuse to support something you take for granted, like 7zip for instance... you really have to think hard.

     

    Web apps have come a long, long way... but in a lot of things it's just not there yet. Try arnoldthebat or fyde or other chromeos flavours... the android support HUGELY helps to fill up virtually everything that this OS is lacking.

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  • Joe

    Well sorry for your not liking CR and not allowing usage of Android Apps but it's up to Google to allow that

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