This week on The Chrome Cast, we’re exploring a couple seemingly-unconnected ideas that actually tie into one another quite well. First up is the heightened interest in Linux apps on Chrome OS. While we’ve been tracking along with the development of Crostini since before it was actually a thing, it’s been a while since we’ve really dug into what Chromebooks are capable of with Linux. As part of that renewed effort, we’ve launched Command Line, where we are focusing more on what users can do and get done with Linux apps on their Chromebook.
In the second part of the show, we get into the upcoming tablet renaissance that looks to be on the horizon for Chrome OS. Sure, there have been attempts at Chrome OS tablets and detachables before, but they never quite worked out. What Lenovo (and likely many others after them) is offering up in the IdeaPad Duet Chromebook could fundamentally change the conversation around productive tablets when paired up with all the tweaks Google is making to the OS in terms of tablet-focused features.
- The Command Line: Getting started with Linux apps on your Chromebook
- On the run to 100K: the biggest giveaway in Chrome Unboxed history
- Linux apps on Chromebooks may be reason enough for external GPU support
- Installing a Linux desktop on your Chromebook [VIDEO]
- The iPad Pro’s trackpad-wielding keyboard tells me Lenovo’s upcoming Chrome OS tablet is onto something
- Chrome tabs are getting a huge overhaul for Chromebooks in tablet mode
- How to perform a quick app switch in Chrome OS tablet mode