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If you or some one you know has an Intel Based Chromebook, I need your/there help!

I am conducting a bit of research for my University. I wish to discover if a Chromebook could run MatLab, or possibly even AutoCAD, locally. It can work just fine through cloud computing, but I need to know if it would be possible to get either of these programs working on a Chromebook locally. I know it will not work on the Samsung Chromebook because it is ARM based. The system needs to be x32/x64/x86 based, so it has to have an Intel or AMD CPU, but no Chromebooks utilize an AMD CPU, so that brings us down to one option; an Intel Based Chromebook.

If you can spare the time, I need you to install Ubuntu on your Chromebook and attempt to run MatLab or AutoCAD from it. MatLab's system requirements page shows that it can work on an Ubuntu based system, but I'd like to hear how well it runs from someone who actually experienced it; not from someone who was told by his ex girlfriend's twice removed cousin's sister. AutoCAD's system requirements page does not show support for a Linux OS.

If you have already tried this, please let me know your results! I can't find any articles/forum posts about this anywhere on the web,

Thank you very much!

-Rivaldog
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Stealth Strike
(18 items)
 
The Dog
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6300 Asus M5A97 Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 840 Pro SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 Seagate Barracuda Generic Drive 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair A70 CPU Cooler Windows 7 Ultimate 3x Asus VS247H-P Saitek Cyborg V.7 MW2 Edition 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA G2 750w 80+ Gold Certified Corsair 600T Razer DeathAdder 2013 Edition PureTrak Talent 
AudioAudio
Asus Xonar DG Sound Card Audio Technica A900X 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 955 BE @ 3.8GHz NB 2940MHz Asus M5A97 Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro SSD Samsung Spinpoint F3 Seagate Barracuda Corsair A70 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Asus VW246H Saitek Cyborg V.7 MW2 Edition Antec HCG 620w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master Elite 430 PureTrak Valor Puretrak Talent Asus Xonar DG 
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