How to run both Chrome OS and Ubuntu on a Chromebook

The process

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Smarthome Office Security Linux. We will not sell your information to other companies. Sure, sign me up. WebSockets — a bi-directional, full-duplex communication mechanism introduced in the HTML5 specification. Whether you are unhappy with Ubuntu, running out of space, or want to return your Chromebook back to its original factory state, it takes only a couple of seconds to undo the entire process. Use this link to download the Crouton.

1. Enable Developer Mode:

Secure Shell App

From there, just insert your drive and follow the instructions. Chromebooks allow you to disable their security features and enable Developer Mode. In Developer Mode, you can modify Chrome OS all you like and boot other operating systems, including Ubuntu and other traditional desktop Linux systems. You can even run a desktop Linux system side-by-side with Chrome OS, switching between the two with hotkeys. Keep in mind, however, this is reserved for more advanced users, so tread carefully!

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Smarthome Office Security Linux. The Best Tech Newsletter Anywhere Join , subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. You can also add private keys that you might need to connect to SSH servers. Chrome includes its own task manager that shows you which Chrome tabs, extensions, and plug-ins are using resources. However, Crosh also includes the top command from Linux, which gives you a display of all the low-level processes that might also be using resources.

Yes, Chrome OS also has a ping command. Ping is an important utility for network troubleshooting , allowing you to see how long packets take to travel between your system and a web server and see whether any packets are being dropped. It works just like the ping command on other operating systems.

The tracepath command functions similarly to traceroute by allowing you to trace the path packets take to reach a remote server. You can play the recording back by using the sound play command. The xset m command lets you tweak your mouse acceleration rate. The xset r command lets you tweak the autorepeat behavior that occurs when you hold a key down on your keyboard. You can configure the delay between when you first press the button and when autorepeat starts, and also configure how many repeats occur per second.

You can also disable autorepeat completely for every key on the keyboard or just disable autorepeat for specific keys.

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