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Submission + - Installing Debian Wheezy (7.0) Linux on the Chromebook Pixel (

hawkeyeMI writes: "When Google launched the Chromebook Pixel, it was not long before people started trying to boot normal Linux distributions on it. With Linus Torvalds taking an interest, patches were quickly merged into the Linux git repository, and I continue building the latest version and collecting fixes from elsewhere. I've written up the steps required to get an almost-fully-functional pixel running Debian Wheezy. As of today, I've incorporated fixes that eliminate the audio popping and volume control problems. The only real remaining problem I have is that I can't yet control the keyboard backlight, although I've compiled and loaded a module that is supposed to control it. I'd love it if a Slashdotter more adept than me at kernel hacking could sort that one out."

Comment Depends on your definition of just working (Score 1) 965

I followed a similar curve, but I saw OS X going to hell in a handbasket after the iPhone was launched and became a huge money maker. Suddenly I couldn't trust OS X updates not to break things anymore, etc etc. I think I went back 100% around 2008. For me, it was a relief to to back to Linux. I know I can trust my Linux system not to change unless I want it to. I know that my Linux apps will 'just work', and I won't have to screw with MacPorts or Fink or whatever the cool kids are using these days. To the OP: If you know what you want in Linux, I'd say just try the mainline distros (Debian, Fedora, even Ubuntu), see if they meet your needs. If not, maybe Windows. Like other commenters I don't even really hate Windows 7. It's just not well-suited for what I need. I have no experience with Windows 8.

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