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Running Unity on Linux on a Chromebox?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by RichAllen2016, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. RichAllen2016

    RichAllen2016

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    I have a few ideas for games, including remakes of some retro stuff, and I'd like to learn Unity and I gather it runs on Linux? However at some point I'll be running a stable version of Linux on my Chromebox PC (if my Brother ever gets round to setting it up for me)

    Would I be able to run Unity 64 bit to any form of stability on Linux on a Chromebox?
     
  2. Joe-Censored

    Joe-Censored

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    Chromebox specs are pretty garbage. All specs are suboptimal for Unity, and you'd need to add external storage just to have the disk space to install Unity and store your projects. Also, Unity for Linux is only tested against Ubuntu. Other distros can potentially be used, but you'd have to see for yourself.

    The Chromebox is really just designed to be the bare minimum hardware needed to run a web browser with reasonable performance. Doing real productivity work, the Chromebox is not designed for that. I'd suggest getting a real PC.
     
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