I've spent the last few days on my vaction experimenting with native GNU/Linux on my Toshiba Chromebook 2. I wrote about it in Native GNU/Linux on a Toshiba Chromebook 2. I'll try to keep the document updated.

Main points:

  • It's surprisingly easy to get a native distribution running.
  • Linux and friends have changed somewhat since I last used them on a machine close to me: new stuff like systemd, pulseaudio, et cetera.
  • X11 is still a security nightmare, but by running two sets of X servers you might be able to ward off the worst. Also, Wayland is coming along.
  • I've missed mcwm but find dwm utterly charming on this small screen.
  • I've missed my own keymap.