Installing an OS


Be sure to check the supported devices page to see what you can run.



  • Works on most platforms with minimal tweaking¹
  • Generally has better application support
  • Better game support


  • Audio driver is paid (10 USD) for Skylake (6th generation) and newer devices
  • USB4/Thunderbolt driver is paid (20 USD) for TigerLake (11th generation Intel processors) and newer generations on devices that require them
  • Requires the user to install many drivers
  • AVS and SOF users may experience instability at times

Installing Windows →

¹Some devices such as CELES need workarounds. Refer to the known issues page to check whether you need patches.



  • Free audio support
  • Lightweight and optimal for Chrultrabooks with low storage / slow CPUs
  • Most hardware (biggest exception is audio) will work out of the box


  • Potentially difficult for a new user (depending on the distro of choice)

  • Requires some work on the end user (running audio script, configuring keyboard mapping)

  • AVS and SOF users experience instability at times


    Ubuntu and Ubuntu-based distributions may have issues and are not supported.

Installing Linux →



  • OS experience is near identical to a Mac


  • Battery life is subpar
  • Hardware based DRM (e.g is broken
  • No audio, mic, or 3.5mm support¹
  • Doesn't support all devices.
  • Often takes up to a week or longer to set up.
  • Limited support


Any Chromebook with an ARM, Celeron or Pentium CPU is not supported. AMD Ryzen might have support in the future.

Installing macOS →

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