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
If you’ve noticed your Chromebook performance to be a little slower with Chrome OS 74, it’s could be due to a change in how your Chromebook handles CPU hyperthreading. Here’s the issue and how to re-enable hyperthreading if you want to.
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 arrives for enterprises, bringing several new features such as native PDF annotation, external camera support and top-level files & folders to Chromebooks.
Have you experienced system slowness or an app crash when using Hangouts video chat on your Chromebook? A bug report shows a possible issue that’s being researched for a Chrome OS 74 fix.
Add another four devices to get GPU acceleration for Linux apps: A code change will bring it to the latest Chromeboxes, enabling light gaming functionality for Project Crostini.
Using an Android VPN app on your Chromebook? That’s great as long as you stay in Chrome OS: You won’t get VPN security when using Linux apps. A recent code commit suggests that Chrome OS will extend Android VPN support to Linux, however.
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.
After months of waiting, audio support never sounded so sweet. The latest Chrome OS 74 Dev Channel adds audio playback for Linux apps on Chromebooks.
A short video demonstrates how virtual workspaces will work on a Chromebook. You’ll be limited to four desktops but that should be plenty for a huge productivity boost.
After getting pushed back from Chrome OS 73, audio support for Linux containers on Chromebooks is arriving in Chrome OS 74 according to the official Crostini documentation.