NayuOS is a Google-free operating system for Chromebooks


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So you want a Chromebook… but you’re not thrilled about the idea of sharing data with Google? NayuOS is an operating system designed to run on Chromebooks without sending any data to Google’s servers.

It’s a free and open source fork of Chromium OS from developers at Nexedi, and there are builds available for download for a number of Chromebooks from Acer, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, and Toshiba.

A Chromebook without Google services might not have some of the features you’d expect from a normal laptop running Chrome OS. You won’t be able to easily install apps from the Chrome Web Store or have your preferences backed up to Google’s servers so you can pick up on one machine where you left off on another.

But the developers of NayyOS says you still get some of the benefits of a Chromebook when using their software, including support for inexpensive hardware, fast boot speeds, and strong security since apps are run in a sandboxed environment that isolates them from the core operating system.

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It is great to see that there are now more operating system choices for Chromebooks instead of just Chrome OS, Ubuntu, Ubuntu based operating systens like Lubuntu, and Xubuntu, and Windows when you change settings in the firmware/BIOS.

But, I got a feeling that NayyOS may not have Adobe Flash Player built-in like Google Chrome/ Chrome OS where Flash is an exclusive to Google Chrome and Chrome OS.

Not being able to install Chrome Apps from the Chrome Web store with Nayu OS would make a lot of people less likely to use Nayu OS because they can't use apps from the Apps store, and Chromium does not have the ability to run Linux programs on the desktop like Ubuntu installed on a Chromebook.
Kind of a bad name choice since it goes with cats and a famous torrent site.

Though I rather throw on Linux.