Would this be easy to install a linux distribution on? Would the lack of continuing Chrome OS updates impact this at all?
Although I cannot answer whether it’s “easy” and I have not worked on this model myself, the procedure is usually the same – open it up, remove the write protection screw, reassemble, then setup. Audio support seems to have been less than hassle-free with some Linux distributions, however.
As for the lack of official Google support, it’s an issue in that the device no longer gets security updates.
(Note that I am not staff. I just volunteer to help out on the forums.)
Thank you, that’s helpful.