Install Linux on Chromebook

Tired of Chrome OS? Do you want to play games like Minecraft or Steam Games on your Chromebook? Luckily, Linux allows you to accomplish some of that. To install Linux on Chromebook, we are going to use the crouton script. The script takes care of all of the downloading and configuration. All you need to do is run a couple of commands. Get Started To install Linux on Chromebook, you first need to download the crouton file.

Replace Chrome OS with Windows

I love Chrome OS but I also realize that it’s pretty useless without an internet connection. Okay…maybe not pretty useless but mostly useless. I can’t game, program or do anything useful on Chrome OS other than browse the web. Luckily, if you are using a Chromebook with an Intel CPU (sorry Samsung Chromebook users) you can replace Chrome OS with Windows. Previously, I did a tutorial on How to install Windows on a Chromebook.

Hearthstone on Chromebook

Hearthstone is a very popular game which I coincidentally don’t play. However, I do spend quite a lot of time on my Chromebook and love seeing how far I can push its compatibility with software. Naturally, the idea of running Hearthstone on Chromebook appealed to me. After all, Counter Strike, TeamFortressand PlayStation 2games work, so I don’t see why Hearthstone wouldn’t. If you haven’t guessed already, we are going to be using Linux to make this work.

Hearthstone on Chromebook

Hearthstone is a very popular game which I coincidentally don’t play. However, I do spend quite a lot of time on my Chromebook and love seeing how far I can push its compatibility with software. Naturally, the idea of running Hearthstone on Chromebook appealed to me. After all, Counter Strike, TeamFortressand PlayStation 2games work, so I don’t see why Hearthstone wouldn’t. If you haven’t guessed already, we are going to be using Linux to make this work.

League on Chromebook

I have received many requests to do a video of League on Chromebook. Well, it shouldn’t be too surprising that it works. All it takes is running Windows on your Chromebook. The biggest limitation that I face was the insufficient hard drive space on my Chromebook (Acer C720). To solve that issue, I installed League to a flash drive. Of course, this had a negative effect on the game’s load time.

Mac OS on Chromebook

Do you ever come across some crazy ideas? Well, this is certainly one of them. Running Mac OS on Chromebook is a lot easier than you think. Now keep in mind, you aren’t going to be able to do anything intensive on this. This is more a proof concept (like a lot of things that I do) and something just to admire. To do this, we are going to be doing some very convoluted emulation.

Remix OS on Chromebook

It seems like everyone has been talking about Remix OS lately. If you aren’t up to date, Remix OS is another implementation of the Android x86 poject. The goal of the project is to get Android running on desktops. In the video above, I took a brief look at the state of Remix OS. The tl;dr is that it’s well designed and offers a nice stylish edge over the normal stock Android UI.

Install Kodi on Chromebook

Kodi (formely Xbmc) has become a popular in-home media platform. Luckily, getting it on your Chromebook is not much of a challenge. However, you will need to make sure that you have Linux installed on your Chromebook first. Here’s a short video on how to install Kodi on Chromebook.

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Stream Steam Games Chromebook

Hopefully it is clear by now that Chromebooks are not meant for gaming of any type. However, that hasn’t stopped many of you from accomplishing things like playing CS:GOon your Chromebook or PS2 Games. However, games like CS:GO and TF2 will work on almost any piece of hardware, but something like Fallout 4 won’t. If you’re still determined to game from your Chromebook, you can do so via streaming. In fact, you can use Steam’s built in streaming functionality to “Stream Steam Games Chromebook” straight from your gaming rig.

How to install Chrome OS on PC

I recently came to the realization that Chrome OS is in some ways a perfect operating system. No, I swear I’m not taking any hallucinogens. Here is a scenario that really opened my mind. I have an aunt who uses a basic low spec PC running Windows XP. All she does is check her email and check Facebook once per day, and that’s it. Unfortunately, her PC barely meets the requirements to run Windows XP effectively and is constantly cluttered from maleware, Trojans, etc.