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February 17th, 2016, 10:00 PM
Hi All,

My utmost sincere apologies if this has been posted way too many times. If so, please feel free to berate, admonish, and ridicule me, but then, it would be great if you could please point me in the right direction. I'm interested in getting into software development. Specifically, Java, Python, etc. I'm also unemployed at the moment, so budget is a big issue for me. Could anyone please tell me whether or not I could get away with running Ubuntu via crouton on an i3/8GB chromebook and use Eclipse as my IDE?

Thanks much,

Laurence M. Schwarz

February 18th, 2016, 09:06 PM
If you're just starting out with software development, then sure, that Chromebook would work. Have you considered using an online IDE, such as cloud9 or Codio?