Ubuntu on a Chromebook - what do I need to know?
after years of Windows PC use, I find that Windows 8.1 is not for me (as with many others), and I would like to change laptops and OS.
I need something with good battery life (at least 4 hours), and something not to heavy, and with a screen size of 12 inches or smaller.
A Macbook would be an obvious choice, however I cannot afford a new Macbook so that is out of the question unless I buy a secondhand unit.
This brings me to Chromebooks... Great battery life, lightweight, relatively cheap, plenty of choice... However, Chrome OS is WAY to limited for what I need to do.
I need to be able to do some productivity work offline. Specifically video and photo editing. Not Hollywood grade, just some basic special effects, transitions, audio mixing, text animation etc.
So I figured that a Chromebook running Ubuntu would be great.
So, what is the best Chromebook for Ubuntu?
ARM or Intel processor (keeping in mind the intended use) ?
I would be most likely buying a secondhand unit, as I'm on a tight budget.
When running Ubuntu on a Chromebook can one print documents etc ?
What about connecting a camera to transfer files?
Any help much appreciated!