Check Out An Even Cooler Chrome Alternative: Nayu OS


What does Nayu OS do differently? It provides users with the ability to use their Chromebooks without being dependent on Google’s ecosystem and adds a handful of nice features absent in other Chrome OS.

Nayu OS is a project from the open source software company based in France, Nexedi. The aim of its creation was to take advantage of the speed, budget prices and portability of Chromebooks without having to be chained to Google services and proprietary software.


Yes there already is the already popular Chrome OS alternative , Chromium OS, Nayu OS goes a step further by adding tools for developers and these features include:

  • Git support
  • IPv6 support, even on ISPs that only support IPv4
  • Google Account not required to login
  • node.js, workarounds needed for npm to work
  • Open source ERP
  • Python support
  • Removal of SSH daemon from running by default

Some new features coming soon are:

  • GPG command line utility
  • WebDAV server support
  • Zeroconf over Babel


Some standard ChromOS features are turned off because the OS is disconnected from Google’s ecosystem. They include:

  • Can’t execute custom binary
  • Documents can’t be stored on Chromebook
  • No chrome web apps
  • Can’t install packages
  • No external device support
  • No Flash support


Nayu OS is not available for all Chromebooks. See a list of Chromebooks whom Nayu OS images are available.

  • Acer C720 Chromebook
  • Acer C910 Chromebook 15
  • ASUS Chromebooks C200
  • ASUS Chromebooks C300
  • Chromebook Pixel 2015
  • Dell Chromebook 11
  • Dell Chromebook 13
  • Lenovo Chromebook N20
  • Toshiba Chromebook
  • Toshiba Chromebook 2

Have you tried Nayu OS before? Let us know about your experience with it in the comments section below.

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Martins Okoi
Computer Science enthusiasts with a passion for learning new things. In my spare time, I listen to music, read like a compiler, and learn like an A.I algorithm.

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