Google plan to add Steam gaming support to future Chromebooks using a new Ubuntu-based virtual machine layer developed with the codename "Borealis".
Chrome OS’s ability to run Linux apps continues to mature. Having recently revealed plans to let device managers specify a Linux distro for use with the feature comes word of another key feature tasked with […]
Last year Google wowed Linux geeks the world over with a feature that lets Chromebook users run desktop Linux apps on Chrome OS. The feature, dubbed ‘Crostini’ at the time, but now known by the […]
Linux fans enthusiastic about Google’s effort to bring desktop Linux apps on Chrome OS owe to themselves to watch the following video. In it, technology YouTuber Lon Seidman demos the current state of the Crostini project (‘Crostini’ is the codename […]
As you may know Google is bringing Linux apps to Chromebooks — but did you realise that the feature could pave the way for Windows apps, too? Yup, we’re talking Wine, the Windows software compatibility that is […]
Rumour is that desktop Linux apps are coming to Chromebooks, and when they do they may look rather familiar. Like, Adapta GTK theme familiar.
It could soon be possible to run Linux apps on a Chromebook without jumping through hoops. Recent commits to the Chrome OS source code suggests that Google is preparing to introduce support for virtual machines, […]
Chrome OS marketshare is more than double that of traditional GNU/Linux in the USA, data from a web analytics company shows.
I used to (and sort-of-still-do, I guess) run a sister site focused on Google Chrome, Chromecast and Chromebooks, i.e. the Chrome ecosystem. As such I am a fan of Chromebooks and Chrome OS, a Linux-based distribution […]
Ever wanted to play with ChromeOS? A new unofficial 'hack' for Ubuntu lets you do just that - and with a minimum of fuss. The lightdm-chromeos-login project installs the ChromiumOS desktop, compete with the Aura window manager, within Ubuntu. It even lets you login it to a full-blown Chrome desktop straight from the login screen.
Big changes are happening to Chrome OS – Google’s Linux-based ‘web only’ operating system. The most surprising of these is the introduction of a ‘desktop’ and window manager called Aura: – Now of course, you […]
Whether the hype surrounding Google's soon-to-launch ChromeBooks has left you wanting a piece of the action, or whether you'd just rather have a "quickboot" interface for Ubuntu that gets you on the web in seconds, the following 'conversion' guide may prove useful.