These are the Chromebooks that won’t be getting Linux apps through Project Crostini

Bad news for older Chromebook, Chromebox and Chromebase owners: Efforts have ceased to backport features that are required for Project Crostini. Not on the list? The 2015 Google Chromebook Pixel.

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Chrome OS 69 Dev Channel updates Files app, adds “Better Together” setup option and more

The Chrome OS Dev Channel v. 69 update is out and there appears to be quite a few new features: The beginnings of the “Better Together” multidevice setup, a smoother system tray and updated Files app to name a few.

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Chrome OS wallpaper picker updated and getting Chromecast-like Backdrop feature

Picking the wallpaper on your Chromebook, Chromebox or Chrome OS tablet will look much nicer thanks to a refresh available in the latest Dev Channel. The old “surprise me” feature will be supplanted by the same Backdrop service Google uses with Chromecast devices.

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Acer Chromebox CXI3 landing page goes live with competitive pricing and options

Four Acer Chromebox CXI3 configurations landed on the company’s website offering a range of choices including a Core i3 option that HP doesn’t offer for its Chromebox G2.

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HP Chromebox G2 now available direct starting at $199

Earlier this month HP said May 30 was the day for Chromebox G2 sales to start and the company kept its promise. There are four configurations available with the base model starting at $199.

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Official Asus Chromebox 3 overview page has a few surprising specs

The official Asus Chromebox 3 web page is up and shows a fourth CPU option, more details on 4k/UHD support for multiple monitors and additional RAM and storage options.

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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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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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