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I have been thinking about running using Python on my chrome book. Is it possible to run Python form a USB key on my Chromebook?

If so what would the steps be?

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It's not possible to run Python on ChromeOS unless you take the source code and built it with extra pkg. It's true that ChromeOS is based on Linux but it's very thin layer and lots of lib/pkg where left out so it will be secure/fast.

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Why is it not possible? –  Tom Wijsman Jul 16 '12 at 1:50
    
It's not possible 'out of the box'... sorry if it wasn't clear. –  Ido Green Jul 16 '12 at 16:46

You will have to enter "Developer Mode" by setting a little switch on the side of the chrome book:

http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/developer-information-for-chrome-os-devices/samsung-series-5-chromebook

http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/poking-around-your-chrome-os-device

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-y6p9tAgGE

And compile python for chrome (or at leaset link static on a similar linux) as described here:

https://github.com/helloandre/cr48#readme

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Check out notebookcloud.appspot.com if you want a complete, Python based, computing environment for Chrome OS. It was designed to provide exactly that.

NOTE: I work on this project personally, so this is a shameless plug.

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It's a great option... but it won't let you run python on ChromeOS. It will let you run it on virtual box and access it from chromeOS, right? :) –  Ido Green Jul 16 '12 at 14:58
    
That's correct Ido. It runs a VM on EC2 and you program that machine. Which is more in keeping with the philosophy of Chrome OS, but not quite the same thing. –  Carl Smith Jul 24 '12 at 0:52

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