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blu-by-u 13th June 2019 08:42 AM

ChromeBooks?
 
Anyone used any of these ChromeBooks? They look pretty affordable but software, does the Oly Workspace run on it? Is the OS Windows 10?:o

Walti 13th June 2019 08:48 AM

Re: ChromeBooks?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by blu-by-u (Post 482654)
Anyone used any of these ChromeBooks? They look pretty affordable but software, does the Oly Workspace run on it? Is the OS Windows 10?:o

It runs Chrome OS which is an open source OS, so probably another derivative of Linux...

(I expected it to be running Android to be honest!)

Jim Ford 13th June 2019 08:50 AM

Re: ChromeBooks?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by blu-by-u (Post 482654)
Anyone used any of these ChromeBooks? They look pretty affordable but software, does the Oly Workspace run on it? Is the OS Windows 10?:o

Chromeboocks run on a 'flavour' of Linux, rather than a 'Fischer Price' O.S. like W10! ;)

Jim

Wildwood 13th June 2019 01:52 PM

Re: ChromeBooks?
 
I use a Chromebook as my laptop. Mine's got a fairly modest Pentium-class processor but is still fast enough for running Darktable.

wornish 13th June 2019 02:04 PM

Re: ChromeBooks?
 
A Chromebook is a laptop of a different breed. Instead of Windows 10 or macOS, Chromebooks run Google's Chrome OS. These machines are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents living in the cloud.

I dont think the Oly workspace app will work.

blu-by-u 14th June 2019 01:57 AM

Re: ChromeBooks?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wildwood (Post 482692)
I use a Chromebook as my laptop. Mine's got a fairly modest Pentium-class processor but is still fast enough for running Darktable.

Can I get the GIMP, Lr & Ps for Android &/or Snapseed to run on it for processing on the move?

Wildwood 14th June 2019 06:46 AM

Re: ChromeBooks?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by blu-by-u (Post 482786)
Can I get the GIMP, Lr & Ps for Android &/or Snapseed to run on it for processing on the move?


Adobe actually support their apps on Chromebooks


http://blogs.adobe.com/contentcorner...ur-chromebook/


If running Android apps I recommend you get a Chromebook with a touch screen.


Chromebooks now also support Linux apps. It's not point and click like installing Android apps but it's not rocket science.

blu-by-u 14th June 2019 06:57 AM

Re: ChromeBooks?
 
Anyone installed W10 on a chromebook?

wornish 14th June 2019 08:03 AM

Re: ChromeBooks?
 
Android versions of several Adobe apps—Photoshop Express, Lightroom for mobile, Photoshop Mix, Illustrator Draw, Comp CC, and the Creative Cloud app—are supported on Chromebooks as well. Installing a supported Adobe app on your Chromebook is easy.

GIMP can be installed as well.





I dont think W10 can be installed on a Chromebook.

pdk42 14th June 2019 10:07 AM

Re: ChromeBooks?
 
As everyone says, Chromebooks run Chrome OS which is a Linux variant. In principle you will be able to run any Linux app on it (e.g. Darktable etc). The later Adobe apps will work on it, but not Lightroom Classic. The Oly Workplace app won't work, although you could try installing a Virtual Machine host (e.g. VirtualBox), install Windows in that and try it. I'm pretty sure it'll work, but I doubt the performance would be satisfactory.

The Acer Chromebooks look very nice though.

Wildwood 14th June 2019 03:46 PM

Re: ChromeBooks?
 
Some time ago I tried, without success, to get Workplace running under wine. I'm sure it must be possible but it kept complaining that it couldn't a DLL which was clearly installed. As I have no actual need for Workplace I gave up. I'll let others go down that particular rabbit hole ;)

Jim Ford 14th June 2019 07:39 PM

Re: ChromeBooks?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wildwood (Post 482854)
Some time ago I tried, without success, to get Workplace running under wine. I'm sure it must be possible but it kept complaining that it couldn't a DLL which was clearly installed. As I have no actual need for Workplace I gave up. I'll let others go down that particular rabbit hole ;)

I also tried but couldn't get it working. Faststone works OK under Wine.

Jim

Internaut 15th June 2019 12:58 PM

Re: ChromeBooks?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by pdk42 (Post 482826)
As everyone says, Chromebooks run Chrome OS which is a Linux variant. In principle you will be able to run any Linux app on it (e.g. Darktable etc). The later Adobe apps will work on it, but not Lightroom Classic. The Oly Workplace app won't work, although you could try installing a Virtual Machine host (e.g. VirtualBox), install Windows in that and try it. I'm pretty sure it'll work, but I doubt the performance would be satisfactory.

The Acer Chromebooks look very nice though.

Thanks. I wasn’t aware that the Adobe apps could be installed/run on Linux.

blu-by-u 17th June 2019 10:08 AM

Re: ChromeBooks?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Internaut (Post 482907)
Thanks. I wasn’t aware that the Adobe apps could be installed/run on Linux.

Think it's the android version

pdk42 17th June 2019 10:34 AM

Re: ChromeBooks?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by blu-by-u (Post 483124)
Think it's the android version

Yes, it's the Android apps.

http://blogs.adobe.com/contentcorner...ur-chromebook/


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