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    Linux on ARM netbook isn't useful as there aren't ARM versions of Chrome, Flash, Java, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JS987 View Post
    Linux on ARM netbook isn't useful as there aren't ARM versions of Chrome, Flash, Java, etc.
    That is wrong, there are ARM versions of all three. And the ChromeOS on the Chromebook even ships with two of these installed by default.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chithanh View Post
    That is wrong, there are ARM versions of all three. And the ChromeOS on the Chromebook even ships with two of these installed by default.
    Where?
    https://www.google.com/landing/chrome/beta/
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/ja...s-1859576.html
    http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

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    There isn't rpm/deb package with Chrome for Linux ARM
    https://www.google.com/landing/chrome/beta/
    There is Java for ARM, but it is 3 versions behind ( 6 vs 9) - I didn't notice it sooner
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/ja...s-1859576.html
    Open JDK isn't same as Oracle JDK

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    It apparently doesn't make sense for Google to offer the browser as separate download because almost nobody will download it that way. But what you can see on the ARM Chromebook screenshots is definitely Chrome.
    Oracle JDK is not the same as OpenJDK, but both will run Java applications. OpenJDK is now the preferred method to install Java on Linux distributions. https://blogs.oracle.com/henrik/entr...openjdk_as_the

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    How it is possible to install and update Chrome in openSUSE on ARM Chromebook if there isn't rpm package?

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    With ChromeOS it is possible.
    You will have to ask that to OpenSUSE people why they have no package for ARM, not even of Chromium. I think it may have to do with lack of interest in adjusting their build scripts. https://build.opensuse.org/package/s...AFactory%3AARM

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    AFAIK Google is only company which can create rpm package with Chrome because Flash and PDF viewer aren't open source. Chromium doesn't include Flash.

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    Isn't it sad that you depend on three blobs, and they're standing between you and a piece of nice hw.

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