Chrome OS is an operating system designed primarily for running web applications.

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Can I use a chromebook as a ssh workstation?

For my work I develop and run a lot of software on remote clusters. Mostly I'm just using bash/vim over ssh and run only a terminal emulator and web browser locally. I was considering getting a ...
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Restoring linux after wipe on chromebook?

So... complete Chromebook n00b here, just put my order in for a Toshiba CB2. I will probably be putting Linux on it pretty early on, but after reading warning after warning about the extra chroot bits ...
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Chrome OS local link stopped working

I've created a very simple webpage as a test on my chromebook. I have an index.html and a test.txt file within the same folder. I have linked the test.txt with the html <a href="test.txt">. ...
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Is it possible to turn off automatic updates on Google Chrome OS?

Our school has about 12 Asus Chromebooks (Google Chrome OS). Our internet connection is 1 Mbps down / 0.5 Mbps up and whenever the computers are switched on, the internet speed crawls to a standstill. ...
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Remove Enterprise Enrollment from Chrome OS

How to remove Enterprise Enrollment from a Samsung chromebook xe303C12 ? Any help would be appreciated... I have tried wiping the Chrome OS. I have also tried installing image recovery. Nothing I've ...
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Internet Connection Sharing with ChromeOS

Is it possible to share my Chromebook's Internet connection with other devices? I have looked around my settings at chrome://settings, but I can only find an option to share a wireless network ...
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Upgrading Chromium OS to Chrome OS mount error

I'm trying to upgrade Chromium OS to Chrome OS with http://goo.gl/4suhf. Unfortunately, when running this script (inside Chromium OS), it says: wget stuff unpacking zipfile RootFS Start: 286720 ...
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ssh on chromeos dev mode terminates quickly

When I open an ssh connection on a chromebook in dev mode to a server and leave it idle for a few minutes it becomes unresponsive and I have to close the tab and start a new connection. Is there a way ...
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IDE for Chromebooks without Developer Mode Acess

I am starting a computer club at my school, and I am running into a problem with Chromebooks. The new freshmen are given Toshiba Chromebooks, where developer mode access to blocked. We are going to ...
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ChromeOS - Save file instead of viewing in Quickoffice

When I open any link to an Office document, like .doc or .ppt, ChromeOS automatically opens the file in Quickoffice Viewer. I would like to save the file locally so that I can add it to Google Docs, ...
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How to run mobile app on chrome os?

As a portable app doesn't need installation like a program but only exe to click on, I wonder if it is possible to run a portable application on chrome os?
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Tracking/recovery options for ChromeBook

On my Android and Windows-based laptop, I use a product called Prey that lets me track, lock-down, and (hopefully) recover my device should it ever be stolen. They have options for Android, Windows, ...
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How to play mkv files on ChromeOS?

How can I play MKV files on ChromeOS? I have a lot of videos in MKV format on my local network available over NFS/SMB? How can I get them to play, without transcoding, on a ChromeOS machine?
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History Provider Cache File for Chrome OS

I have been having a sluggish omnibox, and one of the fixes people suggest is to delete the history provider cache file from the user directory, however I was not able to find this file on Chrome OS, ...
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Chromebook offline activities

I read something about the announcement of Chromebook from Google and it seems that is heavily cloud-based OS, but I didn't understood if it works also offline. Which activities can be done without ...
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How do you determine the MAC address on a CR-48?

You get a CR-48 in the mail. You want to use it but the wireless network only allows access to specified MAC addresses. How do you determine the MAC address?
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Natural/Australian scrolling on Asus Chromebox

I am using a Logitech T630 mouse on my Asus Chromebox and would like to enable Australian scolling. Unfortunately this option is not available in the mouse settings dialog. Any suggestions on how to ...
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How do I put bookmarks into a single folder on a Chromebook?

How do I make folders and put all the bookmarks into different folders, sorted by category (e.g. School, work, social, etc.)? I made a new folder for school, but I don't see it and don't know how to ...
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access other computer's localhost on home network

I have a Chromebook with a Debian chroot command-line environment installed. From Debian, I run a http server (similar to Python's SimpleHTTPServer), and it works perfectly when I navigate to ...
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Arch Linux (Acer C7 Chromebook) How to load a newer kernel than 3.4.0?

I installed Arch Linux on the x86_64 Acer C7 chromebook using these instructions (external link). I then edited this script to exclude debian-related stuff that doesn't come with arch linux: ...
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how to create VMDK file in Virtualbox for adding USB as a new OS?

I have a USB which has OSes on it. Now I want to create VMDK file to use them in VirtualBox. I read many articles but never found how I can use them. In an article I found the way that: C:\Program ...
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How-to Write ChromeOS image to USB?

I have downloaded the chrome os build by hexxeh but I am confused what to do next as the link to write it to the usb on the website no longer works so I need to find another way. How can I do this? ...
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Is there a way to install Latex, Sage and Gap on a Chromebook?

I just acquire a HP Chromebook 14", and I know it's limited for the installation of new applications. I would like to install Latex, Sage and Gap on it (and also some packages), but I did not find ...
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Can't find the Google Chrome User Data Directory in Mac OSX Lion

I need to increase the font in my Inspect Element window in Chrome. I found a tutorial on how to do it: http://k20e.com/blog/2011/08/18/how-to-set-the-chrome-console-font/. According to the Chrome ...
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Dual boot enrolled chromebook

My wife got this Chromebook (Samsung 303C) from work which is enrolled to her educational institution for centralised management. I'm cool with that. I'd like to install Ubuntu on a SD card to be ...
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Hosts file for Chromebook?

Is there a way to modify the hosts file in Chrome OS? ­­/etc/hosts The file is read only, so trying to modify it using sudo vim does not work. I have read that disabling root filesystem ...
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Does Office 365 work properly on Ubuntu & Chrome OS?

And so maybe I can finally get rid of Windows in our office.
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How do I remap the Caps Lock key in Chrome OS?

I have a Chromebook and have attached an external keyboard to it. How do I remap the Caps Lock key on the external keyboard to another modifier? (The keyboard settings - ...
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Natural scrolling for an external mouse on a Chromebook?

Chromebook settings allow one to enable "Australian scrolling", which is equivalent to Mac OS X's "natural scrolling", but only for the trackpad. The setting does not seem to have any effect for ...
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Automatically lock screen of Chromebook when lid is closed

Can a Chromebook be configured to automatically lock the screen when I close the lid? There is a discussion in If someone steals my chromebook while it's off, will him be able to see my cached data? ...
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multi-booting chromium os in a laptop with two oses already installed and only one hard disk

I've been wondering if their is a way of installing chromium os from this without wiping my only hard drive which I spent years filling it up with documents, videos and stuffs. Wiping it clean is ...
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Cannot format my USB Flash Drive after installing Vanilla Chrome OS

I recently installed Chromium OS (Hexxeh's vanilla build) on my 16 GB flash drive. Later on, when I tried to format it, it was showing a total space of 1 GB. I tried deleting partitions in disk ...
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Installing Chromium OS on USB throws error

I'm trying to install Chromium OS on my netbook via USB. I have the USB, went into Disk Utility, clicked erase. And it erased all data. Format is Fat 32. However, when I run the Chromium OS Image ...
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Chromebook VPN support

Can a VPN be used in the Chrome OS? I have not been able to determine if a VPN can be used on the various models. I am looking for either pptp or openvpn support.
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Samsung Chromebook will not connect to WPA 2 Enterprise Wi-Fi

I am trying to set a brand new Samsung Chromebook to the company Wi-Fi, with WPA-2 Enterprise. I believe I've tried every setting, (there are not that many network settings options on a Chromebook) ...
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Can Chromebooks be used to execute Java or other programs?

I am planning to buy a Chromebook for academic purposes however I cannot seem to find a concrete answer for my question: Is it possible to execute Java programs, Groovy Scripts, etc on a Chromebook ? ...
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ChromeOS recovery not permanent

I have a Samsung S3 enrolled in a domain. One day it prompts with Chrome OS is missing or damaged. Please insert a recovery USB stick or SD card. (note: the blue USB port will NOT work for recovery) ...
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Is there any way to monitor ChromeOS updates?

My chromebook has been acting up recently and it's always updating. I can't debug the issue because I can't tell if the issue is with the update or if I've narrowed the problem down. Is there any way ...
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Chromebook: Map Search Key to ctrl, ubuntu

I've got ubuntu running on chromebook using crouton. How do I map the search key to the ctrl action. Similar to this, swapping the caps lock key and the ctrl key. /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option ...
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Chromium OS Image Creator

I downloaded and unzipped the image for Vanilla for usb from hexxeh. I downloaded and installed the Image Creator for Mac. When I run the image creator and select the local image, i am requested to ...
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Unable to format and use flash drive

A long time ago I had to use a flash drive to recover a Chromebook, a tool from Samsung/Google formatted the flash drive with the needed Chrome OS. Now that I need the flash drive for something else, ...
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Cannot install 3.4 Linux headers on Acer C7 Chromebook running ChrUbuntu 12.04

So, I'm trying to install Virtual Box on my ChrUbuntu, however, it complained about headers being missing. So, I used the script here: #!/bin/bash set -x # # Grab verified boot utilities from ...
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How do I use a URL path instead of a file path in an Open File dialog in Mac OSX or ChromiumOS?

In Windows 7 (and perhaps earlier), the default "Open File" dialog box allows you to type a full URL into the "File name" section as if it were a file path, e.g. "http://www.example.com/pic.gif" ...
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Chrome OS Not Booting

I've been trying to install Chrome OS on my flash drive through Hexxeh's builds. Every time I put it on my flash drive and reboot my computer I select to boot with my USB and a screen comes up with ...
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Custom Extensions on Managed Chromebooks

I am a developer looking for the best way to set up different schools with their own custom, private extensions (ie School A should be the only one with access to Extension A). Theoretically, I am ...
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How can I access files on Windows Server from a Chromebook?

Is there anyway to access a network drive (ntfs) on a Windows server from a ChromeBook?
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Can I run mediawiki and wordpress on a chromebook by using developer mode?

On my chromebook, is it possible to download and install apache, php, and mysql from developer mode's terminal, for the purposes of running mediawiki and wordpress?
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How do I automatically login into the Chrome OS as guest mode?

I only use my Google Chromebook to browse the net. I don't want to be bothered with logging in order to open the Chrome browser. sean...@chromium.org suggests the following solution in ...
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Configure VirtualBox to connect to Internet through proxy

I'm currently trying to run Chrome OS in VirtualBox 3.0.1. Windows XP Pro is the host system. The actual behavior is Chrome OS starts up fine, reaches the login screen. Once so, when trying to log ...
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Changing language default in chrome os

I am curious if the default language during setup can be chosen by the user, or can it be changed in any other manner? I ask because I am in a Latin country and need to use English.