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Weekend of July 29, 2022 – Hour 3

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Steve in Kenosha, Wisconsin listens to the Podcasts and is participating with the Message to Studio button in our App and asked: “I have an old Chromebook that is no longer being updated. I was hoping I could put Linux on it. Super hard? Easy? Worth it? What are your opinions? Especially Kamerons.”

Steve, how hard or how easy it will be will largely depend on the hardware. Different Chromebooks run on different hardware and some are better supported in terms of Linux kernels and drivers.

If you want to try dual booting first to see how well your hardware can handle a more powerful OS you can look into Crouton or Gallium, both will let you choose which OS to run.

That may bring you to the first big hurdle, Chromebook are not powerful machines, and they typically dont have much storage at all either. Installing two OSs may require more storage space that your machine has and you may need to jump in and commit to Linux.

How well Linux will run will depend on the rest of the hardware. You can run some flavor of Linux on just about anything, but you may find it challenging to use as a daily driver if your computer is not powerful enough to handle day to day tasks.

The kind of serious Linux laptops that youd use day to day for work dont dip too far below $1000 and regularly cost much more than that.

Still, given your options, using a Chromebook that is no longer getting security updates is not very safe and you can probably find some Linux distro that will run on your machine and allow you to use it more securely.


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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

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