There’s hope that older Chromebooks will run Linux apps with Crostini

The Chromium team is trying to backport certain Linux modules so that Chromebooks on an older Linux kernel can run desktop apps.

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Why don’t Chromebooks have Thunderbolt 3 support?

A reader wants to know why there are no Thunderbolt 3 outputs on Chrome OS devices? It may have to do with Linux as well as ARM-powered Chrome OS devices and use cases of Chromebook users.

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Dark themed Android P-like system tray settings menu available for Chromebooks

The “merger” of Android and Chrome OS continues with a new Chrome system tray settings updated that borrows some visual aspects from Android P.  Here’s to how to get it early.

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Can’t open your Project Crostini container Terminal? Here’s how to get access

By updating the Chrome OS Crostini container component, I broke my Linux terminal! That’s OK, there’s a quick workaround to get going again with Linux apps on a Chromebook.

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Project Crostini Linux containers getting updated to LXC 3.0.0 for Chrome OS

With LXC 3.0.0 officially announced back in March, Google is wasting little time in updating the Linux container technology for Project Crostini.

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How to enable Picture-in-Picture on a Chromebook

If you’re on Chrome OS 68, you can install a Picture in Picture extension that lets you watch any web video in a re-sizable, floating windows that’s always on top of other windows.

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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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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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