The next big question is, exactly what you assumed when you read the title and clicked on the link. What is a better OS, Chrome OS….or…. Ubuntu?. Well, it’s really a matter of opinion I’d say. The question is, what suits your needs better?. You could also compare Windows vs Mac vs Linux, but it still comes down to what works for you the best. Anyways, I won’t be getting into that, the question is, what version of Linux is better for practicality.
Chrome OS can only be used on Chromebooks, which are dirt cheap laptops designed for people who just need word processing, and access to a web browser. There’s other things you can do with a Chromebook too, but that’s the two main things you can do with it. Getting Chrome OS onto a PC desktop for example is tricky and takes a lot of time, why even bother?. You can do so much more with another distribution of Linux, hint, check it out below.
Ubuntu comes in many different versions. I think there’s even one you can use on those old PowerPC Mac’s, but what’s the point of that?. You can use it on Intel or AMD processors. Unfortunately, it does not work with my Dell Inspiron 3670 so, you can’t really install Ubuntu onto ANYTHING but you can on most computers. The best part of Ubuntu is, that it’s FREE. For a basic OS that can play music, browse the web. and play some games, Linux is now even better than it was 5 years ago, or even than 10 years ago, and you can almost replace Windows with it if your nerdy enough. There’s some things people can’t live without though. Like my mom needs Garmin Express which only works in Windows (so she needs Windows for that reason), and I need to play GTA V which is a Windows only application. What can I say. But which is better, Chrome OS or Ubuntu?. I’d say Ubuntu, because you can do so much more with Ubuntu and you can even install Ubuntu onto a Chromebook to replace Chrome OS itself. Another use for Ubuntu is transferring crucial personal files from an infected windows HDD or SSD. People use Ubuntu for that all the time, because it’s virus free. But anything is hackable, obviously.