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Matthew Clairmont

I've been wanting to do this for years but not destroy the beautiful design intentions of the Chromebook itself by converting it to straight Linux. About a year ago they added a stripped down version of Debian as a small VM so it became a perfect mobile development platform for me!

My only small complaint is the lower-end CPU takes a few seconds longer than I'd like for Goland or Pycharm to lint my code and do auto-imports!

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Angela Whisnant Author

Hi Matthew! I was looking at the Samsung Chromebook Plus today. Do you mind sharing your model number? Amazon is fraught with older models that might not have the Linux Distro.
Thanks!
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Matthew Clairmont

Hey Angela! It's XE521QAB

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