Chrome OS 69 hits Stable, brings Project Crostini support for Linux apps and more

After months of development, Project Crostini brings Linux app support to the masses with Chrome OS 69 for the Stable Channel. The new version released today also includes a dozen other solid features.

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Project Crostini getting Linux app notifications in Chrome OS

Linux apps are getting the same treatment as those that run Android when it comes to notifications on a Chromebook. The backend solution is slightly different but will be just as useful when it arrives in Chrome OS.

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Hold the phone: There’s hope that the 2015 Chromebook Pixel will get Project Crostini after all

The jury is still out on if the 2015 Chromebook Pixel and the Dell Chromebook 13 7310 will get Linux app support through Project Crostini. Don’t give up hope yet if you have one of these two devices.

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These are the Chromebooks that won’t be getting Linux apps through Project Crostini

Bad news for older Chromebook, Chromebox and Chromebase owners: Efforts have ceased to backport features that are required for Project Crostini. Not on the list? The 2015 Google Chromebook Pixel.

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Chrome OS Beta Channel 69 is here, bringing Project Crostini to some Chromebooks

After pushing back Project Crostini for Linux app support from Chrome OS 68 to 69, the feature is now available in the latest Beta Channel for some devices. Here’s how to see if you have it.

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Google Pixelbook $250 off for back to school sale, students can save 10% more (Update: No student discount)

The on-again, off-again sale on Google’s Pixelbook is on-again. Through September 3, the base Pixelbook is available direct from Google Store for $749. There’s also a 10% student discount if you qualify.

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How to easily install Debian Linux packages directly from the Chrome OS Files app

Debian Linux package installations from within the Chrome OS Files app is a smart move by Google because it doesn’t assume any familiarity with the Linux command line. It’s quick and easy: Here’s how to use it.

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New Chrome OS update brings Smart Text Selection, Continue Reading and more to Dev Channel

On Tuesday, the Chrome OS Dev Channel was updated to version 69.0.3497.21, bringing with it some borrowed features from Android as well as additional stability to Project Crostini and Linux apps. Here’s what’s new.

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Project Crostini with Linux app support should hit Chrome OS Beta Channel this week

After running Linux apps on my Pixelbook using Dev Channel for the past few months, I’m looking forward to doing the same on the Beta Channel. Based on the Chromium OS schedule, the Beta version of Chrome OS 69 is slated for August 2, which is this Thursday.

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Video: How Project Crostini works to run Linux apps on Chrome OS

The New York Linux User Group recently had a pair of special guests: Googlers David Reveman and Zach Reizner. Reveman and Reizner presented all of the nuts and bolts put together for Project Crostini, with the discussion captured on video.

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Project Crostini progressing towards GPU acceleration for Chromebooks running Linux apps

It appears that GPU hardware acceleration is now in the works for Chromebooks running Linux apps in a container as code indicates support for the Virgil3D project. Heavy duty graphics apps and games for Linux will benefit.

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