Chrome OS “Share with Linux” feature will make it easier to install Debian apps in Crostini

Building off the upcoming “Share with Linux” functionality in the Chrome OS Files app, a new feature will allow you to install Debian packages on a Chromebook without having to first copy them over to Linux.

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Project Crostini USB support is moving forward on Chromebooks

Of the three main missing features in Project Crostini, one is moving forward now: USB support is in the works for the Linux container on Chromebooks.

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Project Crostini to get Google Drive, Team Drives, Computer sharing with Linux on Chromebooks

The Linux container on Chromebooks is getting a broad range of shared access to data on your Google Drive and removable media directly through the Chrome OS Files app.

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Project Crostini gets new features, fixes in Chrome OS 71 Dev Channel

A few tweaks make it easier to share Chrome OS files and folders with the Linux VM in Project Crostini or close down the VM with a click, and you can now see VM resources usage in the Task Manager on your Chromebook.

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Project Crostini getting simple Linux app uninstall function from launcher icons

Chrome OS will make it easy to uninstall Linux apps from a Crostini container with a new right-click option on the application launcher icon. Of course, you’ll still have the ability to use the CLI for package uninstalls as well.

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Chrome OS will show Debian package details when installing in the Files app

The native Chrome OS Files app makes it easy to install Linux packages but it’s a little bare-bones. A helpful new feature will show package information on your Chromebook before clicking that Install button.

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Chrome OS Files app getting a “Share with Linux” option for Project Crostini

While it’s simple to view data files in a Linux container through the Chrome OS Files app, seeing Chrome OS data in Linux isn’t. A new menu option in the Files app will help solve that problem.

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Chrome OS 69 hits Stable, brings Project Crostini support for Linux apps and more

After months of development, Project Crostini brings Linux app support to the masses with Chrome OS 69 for the Stable Channel. The new version released today also includes a dozen other solid features.

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Project Crostini getting Linux app notifications in Chrome OS

Linux apps are getting the same treatment as those that run Android when it comes to notifications on a Chromebook. The backend solution is slightly different but will be just as useful when it arrives in Chrome OS.

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Hold the phone: There’s hope that the 2015 Chromebook Pixel will get Project Crostini after all

The jury is still out on if the 2015 Chromebook Pixel and the Dell Chromebook 13 7310 will get Linux app support through Project Crostini. Don’t give up hope yet if you have one of these two devices.

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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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