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I could do with being able to run the following Linux apps on my Chrome OS Desktop.. GIMP, Steam, Unity and Visual Studio. As of when I checked last week, my box has a load of RAM, I just don't think it's been allocated enough to run very memory intensive apps like Unity and gaming on Steam, and graphic editing on GIMP and coding on VS.

 

Is there anything I can do? Ideally I'd bin the Chrome OS and use Windows but that's not an option because of virus attacks and the risk of getting hacked all the time like I used to back when I had a Windows PC.

 

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33 minutes ago, Jomie said:

Would installing Ubuntu on the Chromebook help?  
Install Ubuntu on a Chromebook

Possibly, trouble is I've been after my Brother for a year to sort my PC out and he's always busy with work and the kids :(

 

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On 06/03/2021 at 10:48, MrAllen2K21 said:

Is there anything I can do? Ideally I'd bin the Chrome OS and use Windows but that's not an option because of virus attacks and the risk of getting hacked all the time like I used to back when I had a Windows PC.

 

Well Windows has come on rather a lot since then and the only reason you'd be suffering attacks like that is if your PC isn't locked down. Win 10 plus sensible AV/Firewall and that's all you need so no harm in going the Windows route.

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Basic security, stop downloading porn and stuff from dodgy websites and you'll be fine.

Don't give your day to day account administrative rights (like linux and every other OS) and again, you'll be fine.


If there was such a big problem with Windows, they wouldn't have the market share they do.

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On 08/03/2021 at 13:28, soopah said:

Don't give your day to day account administrative rights (like linux and every other OS) and again, you'll be fine.

Not all GNU/Linux distributions do that. I have a separate Administrator account on Devuan (and other none-systemd distributions, like MX-Linux, Antix and Arctis also have the capacity of separate Admin (root) account.

FreeBSD appears to be the most secure OS: https://www.unixsheikh.com/articles/why-you-should-migrate-everything-from-linux-to-bsd.html

 

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21 hours ago, swarfendor437 said:

Not all GNU/Linux distributions do that. I have a separate Administrator account on Devuan (and other none-systemd distributions, like MX-Linux, Antix and Arctis also have the capacity of separate Admin (root) account.

FreeBSD appears to be the most secure OS: https://www.unixsheikh.com/articles/why-you-should-migrate-everything-from-linux-to-bsd.html

 

Reading back my comment, it seems I didn't make sense.

Windows being the anomoly in that it makes your default account admin, and that is bad.

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Good news, following the latest Chrome OS update about an hour ago, all my Linux apps, including Unity and GIMP, now work.

 

Only thing now is that all the apps, especially Steam and Unity, are reporting a lack of hard drive space! I wouldn't mind but I cleared some stuff off my Google Drive earlier and now there's about 56 Gig left.

 

I did Google how to allocate more space to Linux but the version I have isn't Ubuntu, not sure if it's Red Hat or something else?

 

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Gaming uses a lot of overheads, both in terms of disk space and graphical requirements. Chromebooks weren't built for gaming, just emails and browsing. You'd be much better off forking out for a Notebook and when it comes to Linux a dedicated Linux Notebook such as Nova Custom:

 

https://configurelaptop.eu/?wcmlc=GBP

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