I come from Manjaro to see if this Linux can be even less work while still fulfilling my needs. So far, it looks like it can. Before crostini opened up the possibility of Onlyoffice I really had no good way of dealing with docxs, but now I can. I started by installling Cloudready to usb3-ssd and liked it enough to overwrite manjaro on my on-board-ssd.
Updates of cloudready are bliss. Just occasionally reboot and you're fine.
If, like me, you do not care much for all the DE/WM options of linux and do not care for the lower level stuff, but do like using linux Cloudready is quite nice. No more updates/upgrades that are a pain, but an up-to-date, safe and secure system.
- crostini works well, though not as stable as on my chromebook. I use a java app, some windows apps (irfanview, total commander, notepad++) and Onlyoffice the most. It occasionally leaves "ghost" icons on the shelf (if you close an app the ghost stays there). I also use dolphin, krusader and other filemanagers and tools to synchronise files with smb and webdavs.
- Virtualbox is stable and runs very well. But I cannot run it simultaneously with Crostini yet. Still I can run androidx86, Manjaro and Win in VB. Android86 is not a patch on the integrated play-store of real chromebooks, but it does provide the posiblity of running some programs. It occasionally leaves "ghost" icons on the shelf (if you close an app the ghost stays there)
- Flatpak runs well and you can exchange files via the downloads folder. It occasionally leaves "ghost" icons on the shelf (if you close an app the ghost stays there). I can run kodi, Libreoffice-fresh, obs and musescore. Flatpaks can run beside Crostini and Virtualbox.
- I added Chromebrew to be able to use more commands under alt_ctrl_t This works well. I can use inxi and mc and many other programs as linux apps. With Midnight Commander I do not have to type so much and can just edit files etc. No vim for me. I can even run get_iplayer.
System: Host: localhost Kernel: 4.14.86+ x86_64 bits: 64 Console: tty 0 Distro: unknown
Machine: Device: laptop System: LENOVO product: ACLUAB v: Lenovo Z50-70 serial: N/A
Mobo: LENOVO model: VIUU4 v: 31900002PRO serial: N/A
UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO v: 9BCN91WW
Battery BAT0: charge: 25.4 Wh 99.9% condition: 25.4/37.5 Wh (68%) model: Lenovo IdeaPad status: Full
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i7-4510U (-MT-MCP-) arch: Haswell rev.1 cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10376
clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 1119 MHz 2: 1336 MHz 3: 1725 MHz 4: 1385 MHz
Graphics: Card-1: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: NVIDIA GF117M [GeForce 610M/710M/810M/820M / GT 620M/625M/630M/720M] bus-ID: 03:00.0
Display Server: N/A drivers: i915,nouveau tty size: 170x46 Advanced Data: N/A out of X
Audio: Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.14.86+
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 5000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Card-2: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter driver: rtl8723be port: 4000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1250.3GB (33.8% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST1000LM024_HN size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 2.9G used: 2.1G (72%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/root
ID-2: swap-1 size: 12.08GB used: 1.41GB (12%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors: None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info: Processes: 288 Uptime: 3:35 Memory: 3938.0/7862.9MB Init: Upstart Gcc sys: 8.2.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.3.53
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