Supercharge your Chromebook

Subject: General Tech | February 28, 2014 - 02:39 PM |
Tagged: linux, Chromebook

If you have purchased the Acer C720 Chromebook because it was relatively quick and very inexpensive you have probably been happy with it but maybe you wish it could do more.  To do so you could follow these instructions to install either Ubuntu or Bohdi Linux.  The process is a little more complicated than installing the OS from a CD but they have provided step by step instructions on how to accomplish this process.  Bring new life to your Chromebook with just a bit of work.

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"Chromebooks are amazing little machines. They are a marvel of speed and simplicity. The Acer C720 Chromebook is certainly near the top of the list of Chromebooks to be purchased (next to the Chromebook Pixel, of course). It's speedy and it's inexpensive. But for some, the simplistic nature of the devices doesn't offer enough power or flexibility. For those who need more from this Acer platform, I have the answer – in fact, I have two answers."

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February 28, 2014 | 03:49 PM - Posted by Easycure

Great article! I bought a used Chromebook Pixel a couple months ago and its been awesome. Its a great way to 'force' yourself to become a knowlageable linux user. At least.. that was my excuse to get the best looking 'ultrabook' ever made.
Haven't tried Chrubuntu yet, because using crouton and running chrome os and ubuntu simulaneously works really well.

February 28, 2014 | 04:09 PM - Posted by patterson

I'm thinking an SSD and a copy of Windows 7

March 2, 2014 | 02:16 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Just be sure to link to any articles you may see about running a full linux distro on any of Nvidia's 2 Tegra K1 SKUs based tablet SOCs. I would love to have a tablet based on the K1 for graphics, as all the windows based graphics tablets are very costly, and The Nvidia Tegra K1s will have better graphics that are based on the full desktop Kepler, and run the full desktop versions of OpenGL and OpenCL. Hopefully there will be a Steam OS for tablets, as some of the new custom ARM ISA based SOC offerings should be geat as low cost graphics tablets, as well as gaming. a full Linux based tablet system would be unencumbered compared to the bloat that is windows, as linux has a long history of being on so many power efficient ARM based embedded systems, and low cost chromebooks! Windows can not be made light, just look a Win RT tablets, stripped bare and only good for runnng M$ closed ecosystem crApps. I do not currently own a tablet, but if a Steam OS based tablet appears on the market, I will be a tablet owner in short order.

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