As a long-time user of Chromebooks, I know how useful and convenient they can be. They’re light, the hardware is solid, and Chromebooks are excellent devices to carry while travelling or working on the go.
The main drawback of Chromebooks, though, is how tightly they’re tied to Google’s services. Over the last little while, I’ve been steadily de-Googlizing my life. One of the last big obstacles to doing that has been my Chromebook.
You can see my problem. On one hand, I had a device that I didn’t want to part with. On the other hand, I wanted to decouple myself from the corporate behemoth behind that device. So what was a poor Chromebook user to do? Install Linux, of course!
After doing quite a bit of research and quizzing a few people whose opinion on these matters I respect, I turned to GalliumOS. Here’s a look at how to use GalliumOS to penguinize a Chromebook.