How to Install GNU/Linux on a Chrome Book

Chromebooks have transitioned from an intriguing idea to a product that’s taking the computing world by storm. Quick boot times, long battery life, and connected apps make these budget-friendly laptops a great choice for a diverse set of needs.

If you’re a tinkerer and like to really squeeze efficiency from your machines, though, you can get a lot of mileage from installing Linux. It provides greater control over your system and an array of useful applications that aren’t available on ChromeOS yet.

Note that switching your Chromebook over to developer mode may void your software or hardware warranty, so make sure to check with your manufacturer’s details before getting started. Theoretically, a restored image will take your system back to a brand new state, but you never know what the manufacturer might see if you have to send it in for repairs.
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