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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Chrome OS Dev Channel fixes external monitor issues, Crostini stability, changes Files structure and more

The latest Chrome OS Dev Channel brings Linux app stability, a fix for external monitors and a modified directory tree layout in the Files app; be sure to update if you’re running Chrome OS 69.

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Project Crostini: Gemini Lake Chromebooks likely to have Linux apps at launch

Google is enabling a key Project Crostini component for the next generation of low-cost Chromebooks that will run on new Intel chips. There’s a good chance that going forward, many (if not all) new Chromebooks will run Linux apps on day one.

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So you have Project Crostini on your Chromebook: What are good Linux apps to install?

Now that Project Crostini is quickly spreading to many Chromebooks: What Linux apps should you install? It depends on what you want to do, of course, so here are two resources that provide Linux “equivalents” of Windows apps.

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Linux apps are getting their own folder in the Chrome OS app launcher

Google is adding a dedicated folder for installed Linux software titles in the Chrome OS app launcher to start these apps in one central, easy to find, location.

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Project Crostini enabled on Apollo Lake Chromebooks from Acer, Asus, Dell and Lenovo

For those thinking Google was overpromising only to underdeliver on its goal to get Linux apps on as many Chromebooks as possible, today is the day that might change your mind. 18 Apollo Lake Chromebooks from four brands get Project Crostini.

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Chrome OS 69 Dev Channel updates Files app, adds “Better Together” setup option and more

The Chrome OS Dev Channel v. 69 update is out and there appears to be quite a few new features: The beginnings of the “Better Together” multidevice setup, a smoother system tray and updated Files app to name a few.

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Project Crostini for Linux apps on Chromebooks pushed back to Chrome 69 for Beta and Stable

If you were waiting for Project Crostini to move past the Dev Channel, you’re going to be waiting a little longer. Google has decided to hold the feature, which lets you run full Linux apps in a container, to Chrome 69 for both the Beta and Stable Channels.

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Asus Chromebook Flip 101 getting Linux apps via Project Crostini soon

Great news if you have an Asus Chromebook Flip 101 and want to run full Linux apps: A code commit shows that the 10.1-inch convertible Chromebook should be getting that feature via Project Crostini soon.

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Project Crostini (Linux apps) confirmed for the HP Chromebook X2

The latest (and only) detachable Chromebook, the HP Chromebook X2, is likely to be among the next devices to get support for Project Crostini, which will enable full Linux app support.

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Sorry GSuite users: No Project Crostini until at least September

Since there isn’t yet an option to enable or disable Linux app support in the Google Admin Console, Google is holding back on Project Crostini for GSuite users for a few months.

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