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Linux containers on Chromebook Plus

June 6, 2018.

Chromebook Plus + Linux.

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Good news: Linux app support is now available for Samsung’s Chromebook Plus. Mind you, it’s still not standard, nor will most Chromebook users want it. To obtain it, you’ll have to specify you want the developer version of Chrome OS, enable beta and experimental things, and use the Terminal to install Linux apps. Even so, the addition of Linux apps could enhance the power and flexibility of Chrome OS, and turn Chromebooks into viable devices for a lot of things. Minecraft can also be a motivation to activate this experimental function. (Since the Chromebook Plus has an ARM-based processor, Linux software that is only compiled for x86 platforms evidently won’t work.)

Circuit Breaker, “Samsung’s Chromebook Plus now supports Linux apps.”

Reddit/r/Crostini, “Chromebook Plus - Linux (beta) - Quick How To.”