How to mount Linux container files in the Chrome OS Files app for Project Crostini

It’s pretty easy to mount files from a Linux container to the Files app on a Chromebook running Project Crostini: A manual implementation of what Google plans to bring to the Files app on a Chromebook.

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Chrome OS supports Android app data using memory SD cards

Android apps running on Chromebooks can now see their data stored on a memory card in the Chrome OS Beta Channel. Writing files isn’t working consistently but this is a step forward for conserving local storage on a Chromebook.

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Google adds a Chrome OS emulator to Android Studio

How can devs test their Android apps on a Chromebook if they don’t have a Chrome OS device? Say hello to a preview version of a Chrome OS device emulator for Android Studio.

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These are the Chromebooks and Chromeboxes that can support Linux apps

Don’t have a Pixelbook but want to run Linux apps in containers? Don’t fret just yet: This list of Chrome OS devices running Linux kernel 4.4 could get the feature.

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HP Chromebook X2 detachable Chrome tablet appears on Best Buy’s site

We’re one step closer to the release of the first Chrome OS detachable tablet: Best Buy is now listing the HP Chromebook X2 online at the expected price of $599.99.

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Chromium team may bring VP8 hardware acceleration for Hangouts on Kaby Lake Chromebooks

Have you ever been in a Google Hangout video call on a Chromebook and watch the battery life quickly drop while the device gets really hot? That may change with hardware accelerated VP8 video encoding on Chromebooks with Intel Kaby Lake processors.

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Viewsonic new NMP660 Chromebox for business and education expected in June

Back in March, Viewsonic announced its first Chromebox, the NMP660, would launch in April. Well, April came and went, so

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Google officially unveils Project Crostini: Linux apps on Chrome OS

Even though I’ve been kicking the tires of Project Crostini for weeks, Linux container support is officially official, as announced at Google I/O 2018. Here are some of the hardware and software requirements.

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How to watch the Google I/O livestream (and post-keynote commentary)

if you can’t be on-site at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, you can still catch the event live on the web. Right after the keynote ends, I’ll be joining This Week in Google on video for an overview and thoughts on the announcements. Tune in!

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Google I/O 2018 preview: What to expect for Chrome OS

It’s nearly here: Tomorrow, Google kicks off I/O, its annual developer conference that often includes an exciting product announcement or two. With so much recent activity in the Chrome OS space, Android won’t be the sole star of the show, which is typically the case.

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How the Chrome OS Files app will support Linux files for Project Crostini

Support for Linux files directly in the native Chrome OS Files app is in the works. The solution for Chrome OS to access those files in a secure container is rather ingenious and uses an app that’s already available.

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