nelz wrote:So you needed a laptop but bought a Chromebook and are now complaining that it can do Chromebook things well but not laptop things?
A Chromebook does not run GNU/Linux, you can't run the same software on it. You need to do things the Chromebook way. For example, why mess with DVDs and a drive when you can rip the discs to a USB drive or even put them on a Plex Media Server for watching over the network without cumbersome drives. Get a Chromecast and you don't even need to tie the Chromebook to the TV with a cable.
There are plenty of music players, which you would know if you had typed "music" into the Store's search box. If amaroK, or any other software, is not available for ChromeOS, surely that is the fault of the app developers for not porting it. I don't believe Microsoft word is available for ChromeOS either.
Enabling developer mode does not destroy everything, it simply wipes your locally stored files, of which there aren't many because there isn't much local storage space. A Chromebook is a cloud device and everything you have there is unaffected. Just copy the few local files you have to Google Drive, enable dev mode and then copy them back.
nelz wrote:Crouton runs in a chroot in ChromeOS, it's not a dual boot. You need to start it again after rebooting.
It uses the ChromeOS network connection, if that works it should work in Crouton.
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