Chrome OS Beta Channel 69 is here, bringing Project Crostini to some Chromebooks

After pushing back Project Crostini for Linux app support from Chrome OS 68 to 69, the feature is now available in the latest Beta Channel for some devices. Here’s how to see if you have it.

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Google Pixelbook $250 off for back to school sale, students can save 10% more (Update: No student discount)

The on-again, off-again sale on Google’s Pixelbook is on-again. Through September 3, the base Pixelbook is available direct from Google Store for $749. There’s also a 10% student discount if you qualify.

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How to easily install Debian Linux packages directly from the Chrome OS Files app

Debian Linux package installations from within the Chrome OS Files app is a smart move by Google because it doesn’t assume any familiarity with the Linux command line. It’s quick and easy: Here’s how to use it.

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New Chrome OS update brings Smart Text Selection, Continue Reading and more to Dev Channel

On Tuesday, the Chrome OS Dev Channel was updated to version 69.0.3497.21, bringing with it some borrowed features from Android as well as additional stability to Project Crostini and Linux apps. Here’s what’s new.

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Project Crostini with Linux app support should hit Chrome OS Beta Channel this week

After running Linux apps on my Pixelbook using Dev Channel for the past few months, I’m looking forward to doing the same on the Beta Channel. Based on the Chromium OS schedule, the Beta version of Chrome OS 69 is slated for August 2, which is this Thursday.

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Video: How Project Crostini works to run Linux apps on Chrome OS

The New York Linux User Group recently had a pair of special guests: Googlers David Reveman and Zach Reizner. Reveman and Reizner presented all of the nuts and bolts put together for Project Crostini, with the discussion captured on video.

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Project Crostini progressing towards GPU acceleration for Chromebooks running Linux apps

It appears that GPU hardware acceleration is now in the works for Chromebooks running Linux apps in a container as code indicates support for the Virgil3D project. Heavy duty graphics apps and games for Linux will benefit.

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Chromebooks will be able to install Debian apps (packages) through native Files app

Currently, all Linux packages for Project Crostini on Chrome OS are installed directly in a command line interface, which can be clunky for those new to Linux. Google is simplifying the process directly through the native Files app.

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Chrome OS Dev Channel fixes external monitor issues, Crostini stability, changes Files structure and more

The latest Chrome OS Dev Channel brings Linux app stability, a fix for external monitors and a modified directory tree layout in the Files app; be sure to update if you’re running Chrome OS 69.

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Project Crostini: Gemini Lake Chromebooks likely to have Linux apps at launch

Google is enabling a key Project Crostini component for the next generation of low-cost Chromebooks that will run on new Intel chips. There’s a good chance that going forward, many (if not all) new Chromebooks will run Linux apps on day one.

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So you have Project Crostini on your Chromebook: What are good Linux apps to install?

Now that Project Crostini is quickly spreading to many Chromebooks: What Linux apps should you install? It depends on what you want to do, of course, so here are two resources that provide Linux “equivalents” of Windows apps.

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