These three Linux features for Chromebooks are getting pushed back to Chrome OS 84 or later

Heavy users of Linux on Chromebooks have been waiting for some key features to arrive in Chrome OS. As a result of prioritization, these three aren’t coming until Chrome OS 84 at the earliest.

Proposed Chrome OS 78 change will use the Files app to restore Linux containers on Chromebooks

Chrome OS 74 added Linux container backup & restore functionality to Chromebooks but it’s tucked away in the Settings. It may be moving to the native Files app, which is a more intuitive location for the restore.

Chrome OS 74 Stable version arrives: Here’s what you need to know

Chrome OS 74 has launched on the Stable Channel with a list of 8 key changes. As is often the case, there’s more in here than the “official” list, such as Crostini backup and restore for Linux containers on Chromebooks.

Chrome OS 74 Dev Channel 74.0.3713.0 brings Linux container Backup/Restore feature (and it works!)

The latest Dev Channel of Chrome OS 74 brings a key feature for those using Linux apps on a Chromebook: Backup and restore of the Linux container. Here’s how it works.

Here’s what Linux backup and restore for Chromebooks looks like, expected in Chrome OS 74

With a feature freeze date of next week for Chrome OS 74, there’s been a slew of activity by developers to implement the Linux backup and restore feature on Chromebooks in time to make the cut. Here’s what it will look like.

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