[olug] Chromebooks & Crostini!

Matt Payne Payne at mattpayne.org
Mon Mar 2 12:56:32 CST 2020

My rought draft slide deck is linked at the bottom of this blog post:

I hope to see you tomorrow night -- please bring your chromebook!   I'll
bring mine.   Wanna try out a chromebook?   Come on down and try it out.
 It'll be great fun to talk about the tips and tricks around chromebooks.
In my opinion *Chromebooks are the way that Linux is coming to the desktop*.
 Is it the best way?  You decide (actually Google and ASUS, Samsung, Acer,
and dozens of other vendors will help us decide).    Because Chromebooks
are amazing: amazingly cheap, amazingly diverse, exhibiting amazing
capability growth, they are in all of our futures.   Chromebook is how
linux wins.

Taco Tuesday is also an awesome reason to come to OLUG.org on
3-March-2020.   Thanks --Matt Payne

On Tue, Feb 18, 2020 at 2:55 PM Matt Payne <Payne at mattpayne.org> wrote:

> 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
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Np-e_TzJt8q4STBFfNAHnYkfEKmc06OMqBJwa0gVV3k/edit?usp=sharing>
>     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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