Linux on Pixelbook and pixel phone


During the months of April and May 2019, I recorded a four-part series of Pixel Power Podcast episodes where I discuss installing and using Linux on Chrome OS via Google's Crostini virtual machine (VM) system.

The show received a great response and this page consolidates all four original episode's audio, each episode's comprehensive show notes, and additional bonus information and resources that were not included in the episodes or were covered with little depth. I hope you enjoy the episodes.

I plan to keep this page updated and include new resources as they become available. It is my hope this page becomes a useful resource for those users new to Crostini and running Linux on Chrome OS.

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Linux on Chrome OS series links:

  1. Part 1 – Installation and virtual machine review [Episode Date: 2019-04-22] (View 0021 Shownotes)
  2. Part 2 – Linux applications installations [Episode Date: 2019-04-29] (View 0022 Shownotes)
  3. Part 3 – File management and hardware devices [Episode Date: 2019-05-19] (View 0024 Shownotes)
  4. Part 4 – Linux terminal commands [Episode Date: 2019-05-26] (View 0025 Shownotes)

In June of 2019, I also recorded an episode on how to use Linux on the Pixel phone (or any other Android phone) by installing an application called Termux:

  1. Termux on the Pixel Phone [Episode Date: 2019-06-09] (View 0026 Shownotes)

Additional Crostini Resources

Additional Termux Resources

Additional LINUX Reading

If you really want to learn Linux Commands, I highly recommend the following book:

  • The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction
  • William E. Shots, Jr.
  • Paperback: 504 pages
  • Publisher: No Starch Press; 2 edition (March 7, 2019)

It’s an awesome read and wonderful resource to have on your desk.

Get a copy on Amazon for around $20.

Crowd-sourced Linux on Pixelbook App compatibility list

Linux Applications on PixelBook


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