Linux on Chrome OS, a.ka. Crostini has primarily focused on creating a viable path for developers to adopt Chromebooks as a primary device. The addition of GPU support did a lot to advance that goal but there’s still a large group of Linux users that could benefit from Crostini if this latest update has anything […]
Just over a week ago, we reported that Linux apps in the Dev Channel simply stopped working. We’ve never been made aware of what the issue was, but in general in the Dev Channel you could get Linux to install, but then the entire container would simply stop responding at all.
The Chrome OS team is rapidly working to brings more capabilities and stability to Linux apps on Chromebooks. Full GPU support is just beyond the horizon and while there is still much work to be done, developers are already working on bringing Crostini to some key older devices. At inception, it was made clear that […]
It’s easy to forget that the entire effort of bringing Linux apps to Chromebooks is just over a year old. The whole process has caught on and progressed so quickly that it is easy to get impatient for new features and needed abilities to arrive. Two big things still needed for Linux on Chrome OS […]
Google I/O is, by it’s nature, a broad and vast conference covering massive amounts of information. When you step back and look at the numerous sessions, keynotes, chats, and sandboxes, it becomes almost overwhelming to try and parse all the data on offer into coherent thoughts.
This year’s Google I/O developer conference was chock full of awesome new goodies headed our way for Android, Google Assistant, Chrome OS and much more. Much of which, we will be covering over the next few days but don’t forget to tune in to the latest episode of The Chrome Cast for a quick roundup […]
Last year, Google took the stage at I/O to encourage developers to create apps with Chromebooks and larger displays in mind. This year, the team in Mountain View is wooing the same developers to Chrome OS with even more native tools to be used on Chromebooks. Android Studio has technically been available for Linux-enabled Chromebooks […]
We’ve talked about VPN support and Chrome OS in general in both videos and posts in the past. The general idea behind a VPN is the addition of a bit more privacy when online whether home or out and about. This is achieved through an app or extension encrypting your data and then routing your […]
With Cloud Next ’19 on the horizon and Google’s annual I/O developer conference headed our way in a few weeks, the Chromium team is working hard to polish the Crostini project that brought official Linux app support to Chrome OS. Just this week, Robby uncovered a commit that will bring microphone support to Linux apps […]