I’m not kidding, just yesterday Gabriel and I were discussing the painful absence of Dell in the consumer Chromebook market. With the two and a half year gap since their last mid/high range Chromebook (the beloved Dell Chromebook 13), we were beginning to wonder if Dell was simply done with consumer Chromebooks.
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 […]
More fresh news from François Beaufort and the world of Chrome OS. As tablets and detachables become more prevalant, touch-friendly features and Android-centric UIs are making themselves at home in the Chromebook ecosystem. The refreshed wallpaper picker for Chrome OS is still behind a flag in the Stable channel but developers are already tweaking the […]
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 newest member of the Samsung Chromebook family is upon us, and as we’ve had it in-hand for a few days, we thought it time to give everyone a few first impressions after spending a day or two working from the device. To be honest, we’re refining how we do these videos still, so I’m […]
It has been nearly 18 months since Samsung unveiled the Chromebook Plus and Pro upon the world. As torch-bearers, Samsung used both of these Chromebooks to usher in a new generation of Chrome OS devices with convertible form factors, high-res screens, lightweight designs, and included pens. They were fantastic surprises at CES in 2017 and […]
In early December of last year, Chrome Story uncovered work being done on a system-wide dictation feature for Chrome OS. Six months later we’ve seen neither hide nor hair of the addition that honestly, had us pretty excited. Until today.
François Beaufort is simply on fire of late. It seems each day he is bringing us a new, great feature that is nearing maturity for Chrome OS. As a self-proclaimed Chrome Evangelist (he’s now referred to as ‘Happiness Evangelist’ at this point), we’ve come to expect news drips like this from François, but the faucet […]
As some of you might have already seen, the HP Chromebook x2 has been spotted at a handful of Best Buys around the country and those who have pre-ordered the device are finding they have been prompted to head over to their local store and pick up the latest Chromebook on offer from HP.
Google I/O 2018 brought with it a lot of new and exciting features to expect from Chrome OS in the very near future. For a complete rundown of all the good stuff, check out Robby’s I/O roundup here.
Google I/O is well under way and we’ve already seen some really exciting stuff from the team at Mountain View. We’re anticipating even more as the developer talks go on over the next two days. From the Google Assistant evolving to a full-fledged concierge to the official announcement of Linux apps for Chrome OS, this […]