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Compatibility and Installation
- Will GalliumOS work on my Chromebook/Chromebox?
- Yes, for most devices. See Hardware Compatibility.
- Haswell and Broadwell devices are well-tested. Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge devices are also tested.
- Bay Trail devices are not tested but expected to mostly work (but see Issue #66).
- ARM devices are not supported, and Atom devices are not supported.
- What about Bay Trail devices?
- GalliumOS hasn't been properly tested on Bay Trail devices yet. Got a loaner device? Let us know! :)
- Reports indicate that Bay Trail audio is nonfunctional in BETA1. We are working to resolve.
- Keyboard mappings? How do I ...
- Media keys and default keybindings
- Touchscreen support?
- GalliumOS uses Xfce, but presently has no additional touchscreen capabilities. Got a loaner device? Let us know! :)
- How do I update the OS and apps?
- We are in the process of selecting a package manager/Software Center style app for GUI updates.
- You can update from the command line with
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade.
- BETA releases will update to newer BETAs and to the 1.0 release as they become available.
- Does Minecraft work? Does Steam work?
- Yes and Sometimes yes. Minecraft is playable at 30fps on an Acer C720 (2GB Celeron 2955U 1.4GHz), and many Steam titles are playable on the same hardware. A faster processor and additional RAM will improve the experience, as always.
- How can I run Flash apps/videos (e.g. Twitch)?
- Flash player is not installed by default. You have a few options, see Twitch.
- How does battery life compare between GalliumOS and ChromeOS?
- TBD. Watch this space!
- Initial tests show parity with other lightweight Linux distros, but the comparison against ChromeOS has not been performed yet.