Proposed Chrome OS 78 change will use the Files app to restore Linux containers on Chromebooks

Chrome OS 74 added Linux container backup & restore functionality to Chromebooks but it’s tucked away in the Settings. It may be moving to the native Files app, which is a more intuitive location for the restore.

Chrome OS 74 Stable version arrives: Here’s what you need to know

Chrome OS 74 has launched on the Stable Channel with a list of 8 key changes. As is often the case, there’s more in here than the “official” list, such as Crostini backup and restore for Linux containers on Chromebooks.

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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