New Chromebooks will run Linux out of the box, along with with Chrome OS and Android.
Google brought Linux to some Chromebooks last year, but you needed a high-end device to run it. Now, all Chromebooks will run Linux. And most importantly, Linux isn’t running in a dual boot configuration. It’s running right on the desktop along with Chrome OS and Android. This means that three operating systems will all run simultaneously on the same desktop. You will be able to work with apps from all three operating systems as easily as clicking on the icon to switch from one to the other. Code being tested in the Canary build for Chrome OS will let you share files among all three operating systems.
Google announced the first commercially available Chromebooks during their annual I/O Conference on May 11, 2011, with the first Acer and Samsung shipped Chromebooks to launch in June 2011.
Microsoft paved the way for Chromebook’s next leap forward when it released Office for Android in January 2015. At I/O in 2016, Google announced that native support for Android apps was coming to Chromebooks. Users outside the classroom could now work with their familiar Office apps like Word and Excel on a Chromebook.
In 2017, Google introduced the high-end Pixelbook in 2017.