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Software: Install Ubuntu on a Chromebook

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Software: Install Ubuntu on a Chromebook

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CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to run both Chrome OS and Ubuntu on Google's low-cost computers.

I'm Dan -- piano and I'm here with the Google Chrome books you've probably heard of these little computers the big appeal of their price. Most models come in under 400 dollars lost something that retail -- 300 dollars. These low -- computers from Google's cloud based operating system -- Chrome OS which relies on an Internet connection to run most apps. What this can be extremely useful. With no connection it becomes a real pain. Most people aren't aware however that Chrome OS actually runs the Linux operating system and these computers are capable of much more than you think. Today I wanna show you how to run both Chrome OS and you boot to a popular Linux operating system on your Chrome book. I recommend -- at least an Intel Chrome book right and -- and version because Linux programs are more compatible with Intel model. It also hopes to use some sort of external storage such as a flash drive or SD card to get more space to install additional programs. So let's get started. The first thing you must do is enable the from the developer mode this -- if anything you -- -- in the -- internal storage. Press and hold -- skate and refresh -- then -- the Paribas in the Chrome book when they reboot into recovery mode. Press the control and. You here too loud -- This is normal if we sit back and wait for the process to complete it could take up to ten minutes. Don't panic at least -- red exclamation point after it's done just wait and the Chrome -- will reboot into Chrome OS. Next you'll have to download a tool newest -- talent which you can find the link in my article. Find into the Chrome book download that -- and -- your download folder. Then press Ctrl+Alt. Key to bring up the phone looks terminal typing shell and hit enter then type in this code in the command line. -- Donald take some time to install once it's complete enter username and password you'd like to use. To a. When you boot to click on the first icon in the left hand side screen search for the terminal opened -- typing pseudo apt get update in the command line. When that's complete type pseudo apt get install software -- this will allow you to easily installed various Linux programs. Simply open the software center and search for the program you want or download from the company's website and open it and install it in software center. To get back to Croats press the Ctrl+Alt and -- -- together Ctrl+Alt. O lord. Followed by Ctrl+Alt refreshed can be used to return to you -- -- You can also open the -- was terminal typing -- followed by -- ghost start unity either or works. One that you will notice is that takes longer for the -- looked at how wrong when you see the yellow exclamation point simply press control. If you are returned -- probe look back to normal simply restart the computer and when you see the yellow exclamation point. Press the space are all by the -- for more detailed information including the link you'll need to get the job done. Check out my article on how to -- dot com. I'm Dan brought down for this thanks for watching.

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