[olug] Chromebooks & Crostini!

Matt Payne Payne at mattpayne.org
Tue Feb 18 14:55:12 CST 2020

I think Bruce should talk about k8 in March.  I'm working on my Chromebooks
talk and can give it whenever (in March or later).   My talk is not going
to dive deep into crostini and isolation.  It's much more from the point of
view using chromebooks as a daily driver.   I'm hoping to use ansible to
configure it.   My notes are disorganized and located here
    When I have a draft of my presentation that's worth looking at, I'll
ping the group.

A big point of this thread is to try and have fun talking about things.
 I'm very glad you like google's I/O talk about Chromebooks too!

I don't know much about web application firewalls (WAFs).   :-(      Maybe
we can have a separate thread about FOSS WAFs?   I'd like that.

Thanks --Matt Payne

On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 1:41 PM Rob Townley <rob.townley at gmail.com> wrote:

> Crostini and isolation would be great talk. Seems like Google adopted the
> principle of security through isolation from Qubes-OS so glad to see
> mainstream support for separation of banking, health, work, dev, and so on.
> I listened to parts of the video while working, so did not absorb
> everything, but some things caught my ears:
> WebServer is "*complicated under the hood*" but no remote port forwarding
> as of yet.  QubesOS handles this with at least two or more virtual
> machines, one VM for just networking and another VM for a firewall and the
> ability to use those as templates for custom things like hosting an
> external webserver on your desktop.
> "*USB is most painful stack*" tells me that they are taking lack of
> security of USB seriously.  I do not need more speed from USB hardware, i
> need basic security at a hardware level.  (I also need microethernet ports,
> not USB ethernet. Different rant. )  I can dream.  Not sure what she is
> saying exactly, but i thought that the USB phone was supposed to be
> connected to the host OS only, but then the phone  appears automatically in
> not just the Crostini base OS but also Linux virtual machine guest
> <https://youtu.be/pRlh8LX4kQI?t=1450>.
> https://youtu.be/pRlh8LX4kQI?t=1450
> +1 for Google mentioning Firefox.
> My kids cracked my old ChromeBook.    Any WAF feedback regarding Crostini
> would be appreciated.
> So Matt would love a meeting diving deep into Crostini but I thought Bruce
> was showing off Kubernetes in March?
> On Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 10:03 PM Matt Payne <Payne at mattpayne.org> wrote:
> >
> > I'm excited to chat about Chromebooks during the 3-March-2020 meeting.
> > Here's a nice "watch it on 2x video" from the 2019 Google I/O event where
> > the greatness of Crostini.   It's a very easy to use setup.
> >
> > "how Linux for Chromebooks (Crostini) gives you a secure sandbox for
> > development <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRlh8LX4kQI>."
> >
> > Thanks --Matt Payne
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