Chrome OS 69 hits Stable, brings Project Crostini support for Linux apps and more

After months of development, Project Crostini brings Linux app support to the masses with Chrome OS 69 for the Stable Channel. The new version released today also includes a dozen other solid features.

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An HP convertible with LTE might be the Nocturne Chromebook: A twist on the Chromebook X2

Connecting dots between Chrome OS code changes, recent FCC tests and Google’s October 9 event suggests that Nocturne may be a revision of the HP Chromebook X2 with LTE and possibly a secondary thin keyboard attachment.

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Project Crostini getting Linux app notifications in Chrome OS

Linux apps are getting the same treatment as those that run Android when it comes to notifications on a Chromebook. The backend solution is slightly different but will be just as useful when it arrives in Chrome OS.

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How to view the differences between two Chrome OS versions

With this custom URL, it’s easy to see what’s new or changed between two Chrome OS versions on the same channel in lieu of full release notes.

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Atlas and Nocturne Chromebooks may natively support Acoustic Echo Cancellation

Annoyed by hearing yourself echo on a voice or video chat with a Chromebook? That may be a non-issue going forward thanks to AEC support for Atlas and Nocturne.

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Chrome OS 70 to transform tablets with a smart auto-switch to desktop mode

Using a Chrome tablet or detachable Chromebook as a single, main computing device becomes much more feasible with its ability to smartly switch between tablet and desktop mode when using an external display.

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Chrome OS Beta Channel update fixes “washed out” external display issues

Using an external monitor with your Chromebook or Chromebox? If so, you might have seen the issue that “washes out” colors on the second display. After three months, the fix is in.

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Pixelbook 2 appears in YouTube TV ad highlighting those smaller bezels

Good things come in threes and for the third time in three days there’s another leaked image of the Pixelbook refresh with much smaller bezels.

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Chromebooks may boot into Windows with this keyboard combo shortcut

To quickly boot into Windows on future Chromebooks, it appears you can skip the boot screen showing software choices and use a keyboard shortcut.

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Pixelbook 2 ads leak, showing smaller bezels as previously predicted

Leaked ads show a Pixelbook that looks like today’s version but with smaller bezels for a larger actual display. Expect newer Intel processors and perhaps a lower starting price.

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Atlas Chromebook, possibly the Pixelbook 2, gets fast NVMe support for SSD storage

The 4K Atlas Chromebook will have speedy NVMe support for its local storage, just like the current high-end Pixelbook. Could this be the high-end detachable laptop Google debuts on October 9 at its #MadeByGoogle event?

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