I need a portable machine I’d like to use primarily for studying, and I come from a Windows-only background, so I’d like to learn Linux as well. Specifically, I’ve always been a GUI person - I consider myself fairly quick at generally navigating GUIs with a mouse and keyboard, so I’d like to switch it up and try a keyboard-only approach, and hopefully learn some CLI tools and commands along the way.
Here’s the software I would need:
P3X OneNote Firefox + Tridactyl
- Some other uses (for downtime)
Video streaming (Plex, Twitch)
- Roguelikes (e.g. DCSS)
My questions are:
- Would chromebooks work?
- What distro should I use?
Since my use cases are quite lightweight I’m looking for a super cheap laptop with decent battery life - hence the question about chromebooks. I know Chrome OS has a feature called Crostini or Linux (Beta) which is essentially a VM for running Linux, but I have no interest in Chrome OS so I would need to install Linux natively. If that is even possible, which distribution would be best for it (and the uses highlighted above) and how would I go about installing it?