I received an acer C720 chromebook for Christmas (opened it early (nobody's perfect)). It has a 16 gig solidstate hard drive and runs on google's version of linux (based on gentoo, I think). As time permits, I am going to see if I can get it to boot to a VL 7.0 usb stick or external solidstate hard drive, so I can use it for work, with VL external drive, as well as play and cloud-based work, with its existing google os. I suspect this project will take me a long time, and may well be unsuccessful (I've never booted an operating system from a usb stick or external drive, though I have used a usb stick to load VL 7 on many computers). The chromebook is a pretty cool machine for under $200. But etm, lyx, pop3 email and foxpro-dos don't work in the cloud. And I think those programs might be too big to fit, along with VL, google os and everything else, on a 16 gig hard-drive.
If that doesn't work, I might just install, or try to install, VL7 on the hard-drive, writing over the google os. I think, with cloud storage, I would not need more than 16 gigs for VL 7 and all my programs.