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 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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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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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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Solid Explorer lets you move files between Android and Chrome OS on a Chromebook

Unless (or until) the native Chrome OS Files app gains access to the Android file system, Solid Explorer is a good choice for data management on a Chromebook if you want more access to your Android files.

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Files app on Chromebooks getting prepped for Google Drive updates

The Chrome OS team is working on adding functionality to the Files app on Chromebooks that will redirect you to Google Drive for advanced file management.

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