Chrome OS 75 will let you uninstall Linux apps from the launcher on your Chromebook

Currently you can remove just about any app from a Chromebook directly from the app launcher. But not Linux apps. That’s changing with Chrome OS 75, which will get the feature for simple Linux app uninstalls.

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You’ll be able to resize your Linux drive space on Chromebooks, likely in Chrome OS 75

If you’re running Linux on a Chromebook today, up to 90% of your free disk space can be used for the Crostini container. A new feature to resize the disk will let you free up space.

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Chromebooks may get the ability to run custom, concurrent VMs

Recent code changes and testing suggest that Chromebook users won’t be limited to the custom Termina VM in Project Crostini, opening up the possibility of running another OS on the device.

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Chrome OS 74 Dev Channel 74.0.3713.0 brings Linux container Backup/Restore feature (and it works!)

The latest Dev Channel of Chrome OS 74 brings a key feature for those using Linux apps on a Chromebook: Backup and restore of the Linux container. Here’s how it works.

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Audio playback for Linux on Chromebooks arrives in latest Chrome OS 74 Dev Channel release

After months of waiting, audio support never sounded so sweet. The latest Chrome OS 74 Dev Channel adds audio playback for Linux apps on Chromebooks.

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Chrome OS 74 bringing audio support to Linux apps on Chromebooks

After getting pushed back from Chrome OS 73, audio support for Linux containers on Chromebooks is arriving in Chrome OS 74 according to the official Crostini documentation.

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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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Here’s what Linux backup and restore for Chromebooks looks like, expected in Chrome OS 74

With a feature freeze date of next week for Chrome OS 74, there’s been a slew of activity by developers to implement the Linux backup and restore feature on Chromebooks in time to make the cut. Here’s what it will look like.

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Stable version Chrome OS 72 arrives: Here’s what you need to know

While the official Google changelog list of features in Chrome OS 72 Stable Channel has some welcome additions, there’s plenty more goodness included behind these scenes.

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VPN TUN support coming soon to Linux on Chromebooks with Crostini

A small code change will lead to a largely desired function, particularly for enterprise users: VPN support for Linux apps in Crostini on a Chromebook. Yes, you can use an Android VPN app for Chrome OS, but that security won’t extend to Linux.

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Native backup and restoring of Linux containers in Crostini targeted for Chrome OS 74

Slated for Chrome OS 74 is a new function to export and import Crostini containers on Chromebooks, allowing you to backup or restore your Linux environment as needed — handy for folks relying heavily on Linux apps within the Chrome OS platform.

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