I finally hooked up my first raspberry pi. It came in the mail like a week ago but the microsd card just wouldn't work. My Chromebook didn't read it no matter what I tried. So I ordered another and got it yesterday.
Suffice it to say I now have Linux running sweet on my raspberry pi. I flashed the card using the recovery app on the Chromebook and then booted the raspberry pi with it. I used hardwire to update the OS and then I setup the wifi. Everything else fell into place. I already deep into Linux mode.