Did you hear? There’s a new major update of a desktop operating system now available. It’s Debian Bullseye. And Chrome OS 94 brings Debian Bullseye to Linux on Chromebooks.
There’s a number of new gestures, visual changes and improvements for both Chromebook users and developers in Chrome OS 81. Here’s what you need to know.
Now that Chrome OS 80 is out, any new Linux Crostini containers will run Debian Buster instead of Stretch. I restored a Stretch container backup on Buster but it didn’t work.
Initially expected around February 11, Chrome OS 80 Stable Channel lands on Chromebooks starting today. Here’s what you need to know about the upgrade, which has some new UI tweaks, a Linux change and more.
Although the feature has been around since August of 2018, many Chromebook users don’t know that in some cases you can install a Linux app without actually using Linux. Here’s how.
Chrome OS 81 is shaping up to be a pretty hefty release when it arrives in late March. However, the latest Dev Channel upgrade adds a trio of Linux features now: Debian Buster, disk resizing and custom username.
Debian Buster arrived in July but the Crostini container for Linux on Chromebooks wasn’t ready for it. Now, after months of work, it looks like Chrome OS 80 is the planned implementation.
Got Crostini on your Chromebook? Then you likely have Debian Linux installed since that’s the default. Google could take an approach similar to Microsoft and provide Linux distro options through a menu.
I’ve been pondering what a Chrome Phone would look like since 2013. We’ll probably never see one but if you want to get an idea for the concept, look no further than Samsung DeX, which bridges the mobile and desktop computing paradigms.
Debian 10 Buster lands this week but Linux on your Chromebook will still run Debian 9 Stretch for some time. If you want to upgrade your Project Crostini container to Buster in advance, here’s how.
Curious what you’re actually installing when you add a Linux app to your Chromebook? A new dialog box, possibly ready for Chrome OS 73, will provide the app name, version and details before you click that install button.