With Android, Linux, and now Windows 10 support, have Chromebooks lost their simplicity?

Back in 2009, Chrome OS was shown off as a modern OS with simplicity. Since then Android, Linux, and soon, Windows 10, are part of the experience. Some say the simplicity is gone. Here’s why I disagree.

Some Chromebooks now support the Android Emulator for developers

Linux opened the door to Android development on Chromebooks thanks to Android Studio support. Now, a handful of devices open it further with support for Android device emulation within Chrome OS.

Apparently, you can run Windows 10 in a Linux VM on some Chromebooks now

While Parallels will bring Windows 10 support to Chromebooks in the enterprise this fall, it seems some newer Chromebooks support nested KVM now, allowing you to run Windows 10 in a VM within the Linux container of Chrome OS.

Apple’s own chips inside ARM-powered Macs show why Google needs to make custom silicon for Chromebooks

Those not happy with Android apps on Chromebooks might be tempted by Apple’s transition to ARM-powered Macs. Why? The company will have a unified desktop and mobile app platform that appears to perform better.

These three Linux features for Chromebooks are getting pushed back to Chrome OS 84 or later

Heavy users of Linux on Chromebooks have been waiting for some key features to arrive in Chrome OS. As a result of prioritization, these three aren’t coming until Chrome OS 84 at the earliest.

Chrome OS 81 Stable Channel arrives: Here’s what you need to know

There’s a number of new gestures, visual changes and improvements for both Chromebook users and developers in Chrome OS 81. Here’s what you need to know.

I restored a Crostini backup of Debian Stretch to Buster and it worked (Update: no it didn’t)

Now that Chrome OS 80 is out, any new Linux Crostini containers will run Debian Buster instead of Stretch. I restored a Stretch container backup on Buster but it didn’t work.

Chrome OS 80 Stable Channel arrives: Here’s what you need to know

Initially expected around February 11, Chrome OS 80 Stable Channel lands on Chromebooks starting today. Here’s what you need to know about the upgrade, which has some new UI tweaks, a Linux change and more.

How to install LibreOffice for Linux on a Chromebook after downloading it as a tar.gz file

Did you download LibreOffice or some other Linux app as a .tar.gz file on your Chromebook? You’ll need to roll up your sleeves and run a few Linux commands to install it. Here’s how.

How to install Linux apps on a Chromebook without ever touching Linux

Although the feature has been around since August of 2018, many Chromebook users don’t know that in some cases you can install a Linux app without actually using Linux. Here’s how.

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