Samsung's ARM-powered Chromebook runs Gentoo Linux

2012-Oct-30 | Tags: chromebookother_linuxsamsung

Linux on ARMWe've already seen Ubuntu loaded up on Samsung's $249 ARM-powered Chromebook, but the Linux modding hasn't stopped there

Indeed, ARM employee Andrew Wafaa recently ported openSUSE to run on the device, while blogger George McBay posted a guide for accessing some of the underlying features of Chrome OS - without affecting the operating system's behavior.

As Liliputing's Brad Linder notes, Chrome OS, like Android and OS X, is actually based on Linux. Specifically, Samsung's Chromebook is running a specialized version of Gentoo Linux. As such, you can call up a Linux terminal and install the Go programming language or execute OS-specific commands.

Samsung Chromebook

"One of the key advantages to Chrome OS is that all of your settings, apps, and other preferences are automatically backed up online and synchronized with your other devices," explained Linder.

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