There’s hope that older Chromebooks will run Linux apps with Crostini

The Chromium team is trying to backport certain Linux modules so that Chromebooks on an older Linux kernel can run desktop apps.

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Can’t open your Project Crostini container Terminal? Here’s how to get access

By updating the Chrome OS Crostini container component, I broke my Linux terminal! That’s OK, there’s a quick workaround to get going again with Linux apps on a Chromebook.

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Project Crostini Linux containers getting updated to LXC 3.0.0 for Chrome OS

With LXC 3.0.0 officially announced back in March, Google is wasting little time in updating the Linux container technology for Project Crostini.

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How to mount Linux container files in the Chrome OS Files app for Project Crostini

It’s pretty easy to mount files from a Linux container to the Files app on a Chromebook running Project Crostini: A manual implementation of what Google plans to bring to the Files app on a Chromebook.

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Google adds a Chrome OS emulator to Android Studio

How can devs test their Android apps on a Chromebook if they don’t have a Chrome OS device? Say hello to a preview version of a Chrome OS device emulator for Android Studio.

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These are the Chromebooks and Chromeboxes that can support Linux apps

Don’t have a Pixelbook but want to run Linux apps in containers? Don’t fret just yet: This list of Chrome OS devices running Linux kernel 4.4 could get the feature.

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Google officially unveils Project Crostini: Linux apps on Chrome OS

Even though I’ve been kicking the tires of Project Crostini for weeks, Linux container support is officially official, as announced at Google I/O 2018. Here are some of the hardware and software requirements.

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How the Chrome OS Files app will support Linux files for Project Crostini

Support for Linux files directly in the native Chrome OS Files app is in the works. The solution for Chrome OS to access those files in a secure container is rather ingenious and uses an app that’s already available.

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Linux apps option appears in Chrome OS settings on Dev Channel

Project Crostini is moving forward quickly to bring full-fledged Linux apps to Chrome OS. The latest Dev Channel update for the platform makes it easier to enable Linux support.

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Project Crostini for Chromebooks explained in 15 minutes (video)

I’ve already showed how to run full Linux apps on a Pixelbook using Project Crostini but this video explains both what Project Crostini is and how it works.

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