[SGVLUG] Chromebook and the future of secure boot
mproctor13 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 12:02:19 PDT 2012
I can confirm that netflix does not work in developer mode, being a
developer kind of guy I put my chrome book into developer mode as soon
as I got it, actually trying to get a more useful shell(which has
improved over time) and totally forgot that it was in that mode. Then
later I tried to use netflix once I heard that it was supported and it
would not work in developer mode.
On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 11:43 AM, Dan Buthusiem <dan.buthusiem at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey, could you put your Chromebook in dev mode for us and test Netflix?
> Supposedly, Netflix won't work in dev mode. He wanted to buy one, but if he
> can't play Netflix from dev mode, then it would be pointless for him to buy
> it. He wants to boot Ubuntu, then reboot into ChromeOS for Netflix. You
> can't install another OS without dev mode, and if Netflix won't play under
> dev mode, he's better off using his current laptop which already doesn't
> play Netflix.
> Then again, considering what the Chromebook costs, I don't think it'd cost
> much more to just run Windows in virtualbox. That is, unless Windows
> absolutely isn't an option.
> Sent from mobile.
> On Mar 22, 2012 11:14 AM, "Kenny Leao" <shiningkenmonster at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I do have the prototype Chromebook - CR-48. As for the Chromebook on
>> developer mode. I don't think it matters if you are flipping the
>> switch to developer mode. When you don't flip the switch. It is in
>> secure boot mode. the chromebook does an automatic scan each time you
>> power up your chromebook. if something is corrupt with the OS or there
>> is malware. it will automatically install a fresh protected copy of
>> Chrome OS. There are two copies of the OS. When you flip the switch,
>> it turns off this feature. you can unlock the full terminal commands.
>> it also formats the partition too. I am not sure why, but it is a
>> security feature so it makes sure your Chrome OS has not been tamper
>> with. It does this each time when you flip the switch to on and off.
>> Chrome OS should work with Netflix. However using another Linux distro
>> won't work. because the Netflix website has DRM. Netflix and Google
>> had worked together to make it work. They have compiled the netflix
>> web app/ html5 to get it to work without Microsoft's Silverlight
>> To the first author who made this post. I believe the person whom you
>> got the comment about "it doesn't work" sounds unaccredited. That
>> person sounds like a noob. I have tried Chrome OS on Netflix before.
>> it does work. I have never done it in developer mode before. I hope I
>> am not wrong. I do hang out in the forum a quite a lot. I have never
>> seen a complain about being in the developer mode won't make the
>> Netflix not work.
>> You can ask some of the forum members of the chromebooks on here:
>> you can also ask a Google ninja directly, some of them do hang out in
>> the chromebook forum too.
>> however, you do need a chromebook to contact a chromebook ninja.
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