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Google Pixel Runs Linux Mint With Minimal Tradeoffs

Anonymous Coward writes | about a year and a half ago

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An anonymous reader writes "There are many of you who were surprised by yesterday’s announcement of the Chromebook Pixel, a high resolution device with extremely limited capabilities for an enormous pricetag. In fact, many of you who have a filter or immunity to Google’s shiny new things might recognize that the only stand-out feature of this device is the screen. Consider that this is the only real draw to the device — for those who pay attention to what they’re buying — it’s a pretty expensive screen.

But that didn’t stop a Chrome OS staff software engineer from booting up Linux Mint on the device. His Google Plus post didn’t offer much at first, but now the comments section is ripe with information for those who’ve already blindly thrown $1299 at the device. Apparently the first hurdle in booting Linux Mint on the device was the simple BIOS that Google provides on the device. Bill Richardson offered the following:"

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