Run Linux In A Window On Your Chromebook

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Google "Happiness Evangelist" François Beaufort announced on Google+ that a Google intern added support to run Crouton (Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment) in a Chrome OS Window.

This means people can run the Linux distributions of their choice on Chrome OS Devices in a window without having to jump between virtual terminals, which was the only way to run them before.

Beaufort runs down the steps:

- First, you need to make sure your Chrome Device is in Developer Mode³ (not Dev Channel).
- Install the Crouton Integration Chrome Extension⁴
- Download crouton⁵
- Open a shell with ++T, type shell and hit
- Run sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton t unity,extension

Hat tip to TheNextWeb.

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Chris Crum
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