Chrome OS 79 Stable Channel update arrives: Here’s what you need to know

Google is touting a pair of new features found in Chrome OS 79 which arrives today as a Stable Channel update. There’s more behind the scenes though, so here’s what you need to know when upgrading your Chromebook software.

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Chrome OS 79 to throttle CPU usage on background Linux apps, improving web, Android performance as needed

The Chromium team is working on a new feature for Chrome OS 79 that will scale down CPU resources for Linux apps running in the background. That should improve browser and Android app performance on Chromebooks when needed.

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