Once you have bought and installed ubuntu on your chromebook (go here for my article on doing that) you need to outfit it. Here we will install virtualbox (my favorite virtual machine manager), steam ( a gaming platform) and microsoft office.
1 Go into ubuntu. If it is running, press CTRL+ALT+->+refresh. If it is not running, go into terminal(CTRL+ALT+T) and type in shell. Then type in “sudo startunity”
2. You will first need a web browser. Go into xterm and type in
sudo apt-get install software-center
NOTE When prompted for password, type the password you chose, then press enter. It will look like nothing is happening,but it is just because it does not want to show your password.
Then, search for a browser you want. Chrome and firefox are popular, but internet explorer is not available.
2.Install virtualbox. Go here and chose the 12.10 version, unless you have updated.
3. Install steam. Go here to download it. Then, right click it and select “openwith Gdebi package installer”
4. Install microsoft office. First, install wine for microsoft office from the ubuntu software center. Then, download office 2007 here. Fill out the form, and download and run with wine program installer. Once finished installing, shut down ubuntu, wait for it to unmount, then restart ubuntu again.
Congratulations, you now have a full fledged workstation! If you have any problems, please comment down below.