So, you’ve got a Chromebook and you’re ready to give Linux Apps a try. Maybe you’re new to the world of Linux or perhaps you’d like to have the ability to install Linux Apps without using command line prompts in the terminal. Perhaps, like us, you like to do things just because you can. Whatever […]
There are multiple different channels that apps find themselves making their way onto your Chrome OS device. At one time it was via the Chrome Web Store. In that store, you can find dedicated Chrome OS apps alongside Extensions that expand the usability of Chrome. Now that Android has come on the scene, this section of the site will expand incredibly.
A recent update to the Beta Channel of Chrome OS has brought with it a very exciting surprise. The “Crostini Project,” a.k.a. Linux Apps on Chrome OS has been floating around the Developer Channel for some time and can be found on various devices such as the Pixelbook, Kaby Lake Chromeboxes and even Apollo Lake […]
Times they are a-changin’ and the lines between browsers, apps and even operating systems continue to get fuzzier by the day. Progressive Web Apps very well may be the figurehead for this new generation of app delivery and Google is going all in with the cutting-edge platform. Just last month, Android Messages came to the […]
The addition of Linux apps to Chrome OS via the Crostini Project seems to be expanding at an exponential rate lately. Google has been content not sharing any insight into the project apart from the advantages it brings to developers but the latest update points at a larger target than just techies developing software. According […]
A recent update to the experimental Canary Channel of Chrome OS brought about the ability to install Debian packages with a simple double-click. The only prerequisite being you are on a Chromebook or Chromebox that has support for the Crostini Project.
A few weeks back, I was tinkering around in the Canary channel and through some hacky loops and multiple attempts, I was able to install a Linux installer that allowed me to launch Debian(.deb) Linux packages on my Chromebox. Granted, the workaround was in vain as I got Steam up and running just to find […]
Let me put this out there and own it: I have been insanely critical of the general camera experience on Chromebooks. I’m not going to link all the articles and videos where I’ve put this whole camera mess on blast, but if you are new around here, know that I’ve not been nice. In my […]
We covered PUBG Mobile’s arrival on Chromebooks some time ago, but that was just to say the game was finally playable on Chrome OS. The state of affairs there hasn’t changed much over the past few months with the game forcing all Chromebooks into the “low” graphics settings with only medium framerates across the board. […]
It’s been a bit since we’ve talked about Linux apps on Chromebooks, but that doesn’t mean development has stopped. Actually, progress has been constantly moving forward with small tweaks and changes happening almost daily. The big changes, however, haven’t been as rapid-fire since I/O back in May, so news surrounding the Crostini project has been […]
As new variants of the dreaded Spectre CPU vulnerability have come to light, developers are making moves to patch and protect against the attacks. The core updates from Intel include a patch to thwart the now fourth Spectre variant but users who enable the fix have been warned that CPU performance could be affected negatively […]
Chrome OS continues to evolve at a quickening pace with new features, greater capabilities and competitive hardware. While it is amazing to see our beloved OS come into its own, most days it’s hard to keep track of all that’s shiny and new. Android apps, Linux apps, Material design and even more, Chromebooks are becoming […]
The folks over at XDA Developers discovered a fun new feature in Google Duo just a few days ago that allows users to log in and use the video chat service on Android tablets in addition to the already-supported Android phones.