[olug] Chromebooks & Crostini!

Matt Payne Payne at mattpayne.org
Sun Mar 8 06:36:40 CDT 2020


Cool that flatpak works on Chromebooks.

On Mon, Mar 2, 2020 at 12:56 PM Matt Payne <Payne at mattpayne.org> wrote:

> My rought draft slide deck is linked at the bottom of this blog post:
> https://mattpayne.org/posts/chromebook-talk/
> 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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