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with the release of the newest Chromebook and Chromebox (where the latter is an interesting choice for a family PC for people who don't need apps like photoshop etc.), I wanted to check out a dual-boot capability for myself.

My question now (I have found the possibility to fire up a normal linux console under Chrome OS, but for me to use this system at university, I will need a C/C++ compiler and a (more or less advanced) text editor. The last one should be available on the chrome web store (or however that's called), but I can't find anything for the compiler.

TL;DR: Is there a c/c++ compiler on chrome OS? (ssh-ing into a server with an compiler is not really an option as it doesn't provide offline coding possibilities - on a bus, on a train etc.)

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You'll probably need to build it yourself.

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Thanks, I'll try that when I'll get my hands on Chrome OS (I was looking for in-depth info and trying to rule out any show-stoppers before buying one). –  Asmodiel May 30 '12 at 10:25
    
You mean like from here? –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams May 30 '12 at 10:27
    
I would install it side by side with Linux as in the 'normal' chromeOS you won't get gcc access (nor its libs). For more details on the process of installing chromeOS - greenido.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/… it's a bit old ;) but still relevant. –  Ido Green May 31 '12 at 13:31
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