Should you buy a Pixelbook or wait for the HP Chromebook X2?

In the market for a Chromebook but not sure to get the Pixelbook or wait for the HP Chromebook X2 or another detachable? The answer may depend on how much value you place on a true tablet.

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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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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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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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First look: Running full Linux apps on a Chromebook with Project Crostini

After flipping over to the Chrome OS Dev Channel, I got Crostini up and running on my Pixelbook. Here’s how to do the same for a full, secure Linux desktop environment and what it looks like.

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Google Pixelbook random reboots fixed in latest Stable Channel update

Google has fixed a Pixelbook random reboot issue with a minor update to version 65 of the Stable Channel. Here’s how to check if your version of Chrome OS is up to date to resolve the issue.

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Best Buy deal: Up to $150 back on a new Google Pixelbook with laptop trade-in

Scanning the weekly Best Buy ad uncovered this gem of a deal for those interested in a new Google Pixelbook. Through May 5, 2018 if you trade-in a working laptop — an old Chromebook, maybe? — Best Buy will put a Pixelbook in your hands and $150 back in your pocket.

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How I code on a Chromebook using Python and a Raspberry Pi

There are several ways to code on a Chromebook, but many of the require extra effort, compromise security or cost too much. I’ve settled on a simple, inexpensive method to meet my requirements until a more native solution comes along.

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Why people (wrongly) assume Chromebooks have to be inexpensive

Almost every time I tweet about or mention the Pixelbook I purchased a few weeks ago, I inevitably hear that the device costs too much. But Google has always focused Chrome OS and Chromebooks on what it calls the “three S’s” — Simplicity, Speed, and Security — for a range of markets.

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