Chromebooks can now run Linux in a window

Chromebooks can now run Linux in a window

Google’s Chrome OS just got a little bit more useful.

Google evangelist François Beaufort posted on Google+ that the Chrome OS now supports running Linux in a window via the Crouton Chrome extension. Before you use the extension, you’ll have to put your Chromebook in Developer Mode.

Prior to today’s announcement, you had to use a virtual terminals and switch back and forth between your Linux distro and Chrome OS. Now it’s in one handy dandy window right there in the main operating system.

➀ Run Crouton in a Chrome OS Window [François Beaufort]

➀ via Gigaom

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