More for fun than being really useful, here’s a little tutorial on how to use Firefox on Chrome OS (Flex) (for me, it’s currently version 100 in the Dev Channel). But beware, the user experience really leaves a lot to be desired…
I blogged that I could not run Linux support (Crostini) on CloudReady and Chrome OS Flex. Every time I tried to enable Linux support in the settings, the activation failed with an error.
I recently installed CloudReady on my ThinkPad. Unfortunately, the Linux feature is not available there because microcode updates are missing, there is no BIOS update and Crostini is quite strict about security.
Ok, so I have now installed CloudReady, switched to the beta channel as well, but I can’t use Linux because my CPU is not secured against Spectre/Meltdown and CloudReady doesn’t come with microcode updates. Until that comes, my ThinkPad will probably only be for browsing, watching videos, and blogging…
At first I missed the news, but today I somehow stumbled across it: Google has released an early access version of “Chrome OS Flex”, as a result of the integration of CloudReady into Chrome OS. CloudReady also ran under my radar until today, but I did take the time to give both a try.