I bought a chroomebook about a year ago and liked it so much I started thinking about making my PCs as easy as that.. Tried Cloudready first on a PC that was so old virtualization did not work. That PC felll to pieces and then I started thinking about what to do with my main laptop. I use it for work and play.
I first tried cloudrewady from stick. Ran well without issues, so most hardware was supported. But couldn't try flatpaks, crostini or virtualbox because of too little space.
Installed Clloudready on USB-SSD. Worked in one go. So did flatpaks, virtualbox and crostini.
tested if I could do my work. Was OK. Tested entertainment Kodi, VLC, smb access wine-multiarch. java. everything worked. Some ghosted icons etc. clearly a bit rough around the edges. Tried virtualbox with W10 andd Lubuntu and android.. Worked.
Decided to replace my Manjaro linux with cloudready. Manajro was good/great. Cloudready is even less maintenance so I prefer that if I can.
Things I'd like:
1. Progress from beta/stabilise a bit more. Thanks it is great already. currently I can make crostini explode by screencalls from java or wine. So I know how to control it, but I'd prefer if that did not happen, like on my Chromebook.
2. SNAP and appimage support. Please. With Fuse added appimage should be becoming a possibility. snaps could be more work, buut if flatpaks can run, then maybe snaps as well?
3. Question: is it possible to run Virtualbox and crostini at the same time? I can understand if it isn't. If they cannot run simultaneously: Is there another way? maybe crostini in virtualbox?
4. Since flatpaks & Virtualbox run under a different user, is there any way to install midnight commander or another file-manager to move files to and from that user?
So far, i love the cheekiness of a linux-distro that is this stable and rolling., slowly bringing newer features to us. Crostini backups an restores, g-drive integration in crostini.
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