Chrome OS 81 Stable Channel arrives: Here’s what you need to know

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.

I restored a Crostini backup of Debian Stretch to Buster and it worked (Update: no it didn’t)

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.

Chrome OS 80 Stable Channel arrives: Here’s what you need to know

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.

How to install Linux apps on a Chromebook without ever touching Linux

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 Dev Channel adds Buster upgrade, Linux disk resizing and username choice to Chromebooks

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.

Linux for Chromebooks could get an installation menu for different distros

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.

Samsung DeX is darn close to the “Chrome Phone” I’d like to see

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 expected this week, but not for Linux on Chromebooks (unless you manually upgrade)

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.

Linux package installs on Chromebooks to show app name, version and details, possibly in Chrome OS 73

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.

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