Ok, for the computer wizards out there I wanted to get your opinion.I've basically reached the point where I've had it up to *reaches high* here with Windows and Mac. I've experimented with Linux - particularly Ubuntu - off and on for the last few years. While I'm a bit miffed that Google Drive isn't doable on Ubuntu at this time, it is still of use for me on my desktop and is likely more efficient. I likely will not have as much money to work with in the coming months as I'm used to, so it would be awesome if there was a way to make computing more cost effective. In addition there is always a chance I won't get into a PhD program in the next couple years so I need to have something which can transfer well to the workforce (nonprofit/public administration).Yet I see the advantages with Google Chromebook. It's light, compact and gets the job done pretty effectively from what I can see. It's not built to do data analysis, but can do everything else.So here's one option I'm considering: Set my desktop (the work horse) up with Ubuntu and have it run the heavy duty stuff while using a Google Chromebook to deal with the non-data analysis stuff at school. Clearly the cheaper option and the synchronicity is amazing, but there's a clear issue with flexibility as Google doesn't play nice with much of anything and everything is stored in the cloud.Another option I'm considering is picking up a decent, yet relatively cheap (less than 370 is very ideal) Windows-based desktop and then promptly throwing Windows out in favor of Ubuntu. This would enable me to do everything I want but at a larger price tag. That could become a problem down the road in the short term and there's a legitimate question of whether statistical analysis even needs to be done on a laptop.I've been thinking it over for a while and wanted to get community input, particularly from those who are familiar with the Chromebook and Ubuntu. It's 1250 in the morning so I'm sure I've left relevant details out of this post. If you need clarification on anything I said or lack thereof, ask away.