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Is It Possible To Run A Mobile Startup on a Chromebook?

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The other day, my 2012 Mac Book Pro hard drive cable decided to give in...So, the last option I had was to go out and find a quick replacement without breaking the bank.

I picked the Duet 3 Chromebook off Kijiji from a local place.

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And, being into software and hardware, this Chromebook is, not bad at all...

If you think about it, most our phones today have enough power to run a mini web server backed with a SQLite database; given today's world of digital everything,

You can see where this could end up...

Chromebooks have a unique power if you have a technical know-how of making them produce extra-ordinary results using basic tools.

Like a friend once said:

'Pro tools don't make you a pro with tools...'

To say the least, what I'm getting at is, you can do far more on a Chromebook today, with very few distractions in the way; compared to the other major operating systems.

The future is mobile; which is why I strongly sense, Chromebooks have a greater chance at taking over the digital space overnight...

These are simply my observations based on a few technical trends and software patterns I am noticing:

Such as, rust programming language being introduced into the Linux kernel, JavaScript (ES6) being at the forefront of front-end and back-end development of web services...

Of course some of these trends have been a norm for a while; but ask yourself, why more and more hardware manufactures pushing towards ARM architecture?

From my perspective, I say few reasons:

  • Due to the past 2 and a half years that took a hit on the chip supply,
  • Crunching down for true optimisation (ARM is great at this)
  • To counter the chip shortage with smaller, faster and more efficient alternatives.

Therefore if a chip can be smaller & still maintain the same output on the software side, while also being able to save on size, power input & simultaneously adding new processing clusters that do special computations...

It is no wonder why even the forbidden fruit has taken the same root of action...

Which means the focus is on whatever works well with arm architecture.

Most of our digital lives today evolve around:

  • Art
  • Commerce
  • Entertainment

That means:

  • Speed
  • Access
  • Ease of use

So to conclude everything, you now see how the Chromebook could have a edge here?

Please note: I am in no way sponsored by chrome or google, I am simply stating that if you compare all major platforms that can hit those three categories without trouble: it would be the Chromebook.

They're:

  • Cheap
  • Accessible
  • Easy to use





You can say well, but then what?

That's it?

If you look at technical history timeline; you realise that at every turn, there's always a urge to reinvent the wheels based on a few catalysts,

The first wave was that we wanted to take our library into our pockets. And indeed it is so, Arts, Entertainment, Commerce; now live at your finger tips, today.

As for the following wave, I'm sure you notice a few patterns too: privacy, censorship, security (cryptography), mobility & ease-of-access...

Of all these: the major key pulling all these strings together are: mobility & access.

Therefore; privacy and security ought to be paramount.

Sure Chromebooks have a chance, but I'd agree more, to say that: we all prefer variety over singular especially in these times...

So my final thought is...

Who can make the most secure, fastest, accessible platform and hardware haven for the next generation of computing that people can trust?

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