I thought I'd add on to this, since I just installed the Linux Beta that was offered inside my Chromebook. I have an Acer 14 that I bought back in 2016. This is the exact model I have, in case you're wondering: acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/NX...
Install and Setup
I just clicked on the Linux Beta button I saw somewhere in the settings, and it was done in a couple of minutes. In case you don't see anything like that, here are some instructions: support.google.com/chromebook/answ...
After that, I went to the Visual Studio Code site, downloaded the debian version and clicked to install. No issues. Everything works as expected (including my extensions and sync settings)
Next, I wanted to install node and npm. Luckily, I found this article (medium.com/@jacoboakley/web-develo...). I just copy / pasted, and I was up and running.
All in all, this probably took me 15 minutes. I have been using the machine for about a week with no issues. Love it!
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