I have enabled developer mode on my chromebook. Is the command line shell a fully implemented linux shell? Would there be any point in installing something like ubuntu?

  • Well, if all you need is a shell, then installing Ubuntu might be an overkill and yes, the bash is bash even on ChromeOS. On the other hand should you want to use your Chromebook as a regular laptop without Google's stuff, then installing Ubuntu is a good option. I have opted for staying clear from ChromeOS on my chromebooks and run Ubuntu instead. – Sami Laine Jul 5 '14 at 12:15
  • Thanks sami. I may end up going with ubuntu anyway. I haven't found a nice text editor for chrome. – gloo Jul 6 '14 at 18:27

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