Google Chome OS is evolving
When it comes to coding Linux is undoubtedly the best. It allows you to set up an entire developer workstation, to configure everything and build efficiently.
There are so many Linux distributions that sometimes can be difficult to choose the right one. Well, Google is now suggesting you to use Chrome OS to build your next project.
It may seem inappropriate for the type of work you need to do, but thanks to recent developments of the platform you can now use your Chromebook with a Linux virtual machine running on it.
Chrome OS “asks” to be used to develop Android apps
This year we’re making it possible for you to code on Chromebooks. Whether it’s building an app or writing a quick script, Chromebooks will be ready for your next coding project.
This feature has been announced during the Google IO 2018, and it’s curious to think that an operating system built specifically for web browsing can actually help you to do advanced programming.
There are many advantages of programming on such devices. The first one regards the battery life; from this point of view, Google’s OS is much better than concurrents like Windows.
If you ever used a virtual machine in your life, you’ll probably know that they are not exactly battery friendly. It’s difficult to tell if the virtual machine running in the background will run down your battery life. Perhaps, Google thought about it and they worked to optimize efficiency too, we’ll see.
The second aspect to consider is that Chromebooks are usually cheaper and less powerful than standard notebooks (we consider the Google Pixelbook an exception). They work using fewer resources so the necessary hardware is slightly less performant.
Google hasn’t specified a release date for an eventual update of existing devices, all they declared is “A preview of the new tool will be released on Google Pixelbook soon”.
In conclusion, if you are willing to know which impressions the evolution of Chrome OS is giving to us, then we can affirm positive. Who knows that one day, these devices will be good enough to become developers’ favorite programming tools.