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How to run Linux and Chrome OS on your Chromebook simultaneously

Thanks to Google’s Chrome OS team, you can run a Linux desktop within a window on Chrome OS using a Chrome extension called Crouton Integration. This makes using Linux, and its thousands of applications, much easier. It also adds the ability to use Chrome’s inherent Web browser instead of the Linux distribution’s native browser and to synchronize the Chrome OS and Linux clipboards. In short, Crouton is better than ever and the combination of Linux and Chrome OS is very powerful. Here’s how you go about liberating that power.