Installing Linux on a Chromebook with Crouton is (a tiny bit) tougher after security update

Google has rolled out a security update to Chromium OS designed to prevent unexpected code running from on a Chromebook. For the most part, that’s a good thing. But it also means that some code that you may want to run may not work anymore… without some small modifications. Case in point: the developer of the Crouton […]

Build your own Chrome/Linux operating system with Chromium OS and Crostini

Google is slowly starting to add support for running Linux applications on Chromebooks. But as I discovered when I tested Linux apps on the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 recently, it’s still a work in progress. The feature also isn’t available for all Chrome OS computers yet. That could change in the not-too-distant future. Right now you […]

How to enable developer mode on a Chrome OS tablet (and install Linux using Crouton)

Google’s Chrome OS is designed to be a relatively secure, simple operating system that’s easy to use and hard to mess up. But you can run stable channel, beta channel, or dev channel software on any Chromebook depending on whether you want the safest experience or buggy, bleeding-edge features. There’s also an option called Developer […]

Chromebooks may get native support for (some) Linux apps via Crostini

Want to run a full-fledged GNU/Linux desktop environment on a Chromebook? While it’s possible to replace Chrome OS entirely, the simplest method is to run Ubuntu or another Linux distro alongside Chrome OS by enabling developer mode and using Crouton. But soon you may be able to run some native Linux software without enabling developer mode (and without […]

Asus C200 Chromebook: Enabling dev mode, installing Ubuntu

The Asus C200 Chromebook is a $249 laptop with an 11.6 inch display, an Intel Celeron Bay Trail processor, and around 10 hours of battery life. Oh yeah, it also happens to run Google’s browser-based operating system, Chrome OS. Chrome OS is a fast, secure operating system designed to run web apps, keep your data synchronized […]