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1 hour ago, curious Mancilla said:

is there a download or viewer i can use on a chromebook?

Chromebook units lack the render power needed for real  time 3D rendering. They are fine for web browsing and streamed video... video being prerendered. 

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On 5/15/2019 at 3:15 AM, Nalates Urriah said:

Chromebook units lack the render power needed for real  time 3D rendering. They are fine for web browsing and streamed video... video being prerendered. 

I know this is a dead thread but people google these things and dig up old threads all the time.

tl;dr, no, youre wrong and you dont know what youre talking about

The Intel HD 620 or 610 or whatever is on the low end celerons and i3's they put in cheap chromebooks is just the same as in any other cheap laptop. ChromeOS is just an OS, its what defines a chromebook. Replace chromeOS with anything else and you just have any other cheap laptop.

The hardware is there.

The reason theres no ChromeOS viewer is because the platform is segmented between a few different types of processor architectures and nobody could reasonably create an OS global viewer for it. As well as the fact that native chromeOS applications are a bit of a hassle to make and rely on google hosted dependencies. ChromeOS in the end is just a really stripped down version of linux, if you know what youre doing you can install the linux viewers onto ChromeOS directly but its not easy to do. You can also just do a chroot parallel installation of another linux distribution and install SL on that, or completely replace ChromeOS with another OS.

Nobody has made one because its difficult to do, still wouldnt be a matter of a double click to get it running for the end user, and the market just isnt there. Chromebooks are not a very big portion of the computer pie, its pretty much just schools these days that buy the large majority.

 

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Well, whether the limitation is the hardware or the software, the practical result is the same:  There are no SL viewers for Chromebooks, and there aren't likely to be any.

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