Installing a Linux desktop on your Chromebook [VIDEO]
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Welcome to The Command Line. In case you missed the announcement, The Command Line is our brand new, ongoing series that explores Linux support, a.k.a. Crostini on Chrome OS. The inaugural post of this new series spurred a lot of great questions and conversation around the relatively new…

chromebooks are incredibly accessible computers to so many people, and making real linux tools available through chromeos makes those tools’ reach that much greater. I got through a whole CS degree on a developer mode chromebook, and it’s pretty exciting to think of what this means for educational stuff for families who’ve gotten a chromebook for their kids’ remote schooling.

@schwartz
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I agree. I wish there was something like a Chromebook without the Google though.

I actually learned web development on a Chromebook running Linux in a tab via Crouton

Maya
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bf bought a pinebook, and it seems kinda similar? took him quite a while to get it booting off an ssd, though

It’s not possible to completely remove Chrome OS or at least never execute any code from it and just use Linux?

@ajz
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Some Chromebook firmware can be flashed, and plain Linux can be run. https://galliumos.org/

Maya
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I think it is– but I’d guess they make that a real headache.

@pesekcuy
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I think nah, Linux in Chrome OS itself is just a container or VM inside the operating system.

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