Richard Bucker

Visual studio for chromeos

Posted at — Nov 28, 2019

visual studio code for chromsos – listen up chowder-heads. THERE IS NO SUCH THING!!! There are no native apps for ChromeOS. ChromeOS ONLY provides the browser, ie javascript, as a native app framework. Only recently has google added Android apps and linux apps. HOWEVER those are NOT native. They are sidecars. Worse yet the instructions for many of the linux apps is that you need to put you device in developer mode. And that is the stupidest thing you could possibly do. First of all you are disabling encryption of the user accounts and many other security features of the OS. Second every time you reboot the OS is going to remind you that you are in devmode so that you realize there are risks. While the linux sidecar is probably running in a container of some kind it’s going to put a serious strain on your system resources as the average chromebook is limited to 2-4GB ram and 16GB disk. Most linux OS need tons of ram and disk depending. Lastly, these features are not universal. Linux is not available on all devices. It partly depends on which processor you have and whether the manufacturer has adopted it. (only recently did they add support to share the user drive)