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So I want to buy a cheap laptop, just to code and I need Ubuntu for that. So I thought about Chromebooks, but some questions came to my mind:

1. Which methods are available to install ubuntu on a chromebook?

2. Is it just a virtual machine or a full installation?, therefore, is it able to use all hardware available?

3. Is there any difference between normal ubuntu experience and chromebook's ubuntu experience? (anything).

4. Is every Chromebook capable of installing and running well ubuntu?

5. Is it possible to run KDE or kubuntu?

Thanks in advance, and if you may, please name one good and lightweight chromebook you know.

closed as too broad by jasonwryan, John WH Smith, Celada, slm Mar 4 '15 at 2:20

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  • AskUbuntu has a chromebook tag... Oh, I see you have crossposted--don't do that. – jasonwryan Mar 4 '15 at 0:19
  • I did it because I'm not sure where does this topic belong to. – Michael Mar 4 '15 at 0:21
  • Well, it is pretty clearly an Ubuntu-specific question. – jasonwryan Mar 4 '15 at 0:25
  • Crouton is a good option – Interesting... Mar 4 '15 at 0:34
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    I advise you to get a strong machine if your serious about coding. You will certainly want a strong CPU and all the ram you can afford. You will also want an x86 processor and not ARM (unless your writing apps for ARM machines) cross compiling is not a good way to do the majority of your work. – coteyr Mar 4 '15 at 0:37
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Look up crouton. With it you are able to download and install Ubuntu, as well as debian, and kali. For more (a lot more) information, go to this website.
Also, yes it is a full installation...

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