There are plans to native support android apps in the future. But who knows how long that will be. Linux is pretty easy to put on most of them but battery
I am about to dual boot it to Ubuntu so it can run the Linux version of Edit and switch back and forth to Mixing station.
you can have a Cat5e/Cat6 shielded but disconnected at end, this is normal in Cell tower installs of Point2point aps and such. It's used to as a "discharge"
Metallica moves their monitor mixes around a lot, I would try a web search to see if there are some tips to be had from their monitor engineers.
A standard Chromebook/box isn't going to be able to run it, without severe hacking into the internals of the OS to allow running third party software.
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