Back in July I read the announcement that Android was finally coming to Chromebooks and I was devastated that mine was not in the list. Not even a year and a half old and it is not supported with new features. (I blame Apple and Steve Jobs for setting this precedent of holding back features on older devices so you can $pend more money and buy a new device).
Well, I have been using my Chromebook and was happy using it, but there have been times when I just did not have internet or wanted to do something that I can do on a real desktop or laptop computer that just was not supported by the Chromebook.
Finally one day I snapped.
My internet on my phone was poor and the Chromebook just was not doing it for me.
I started looking at articles that describe the steps for adding Linux on the Chromebook. I installed Crouton on my Chromebook and in less time than it takes to install Windows 10 I had a Linux install that I could Alt-Ctrl-shift-left Arrow into.
I installed Kubuntu (KDE desktop) because I love KDE and really I wish I had done this a year a half ago. It is so nice to have both available.
I am never going to do video editing on it, but it allows me to install a few programs that I use and I do not need to be using data or finding internet.
The one thing you should watch for is that a lot of the information about how to add Linux refers to version 12.04 or 14.04 both great versions but they are coming to the end of their support cycle make sure you get the newest supported by crouton.
One quick tip pressing Ctrl + D the delay for developer mode can be bypassed.