Articles Tagged chromeos

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Google is Adding ‘Apt Search’ to the ChromeOS App Launcher

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 […]

14 January 2019
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‘Linux for Chromebooks’ May Let Chromebook Owners Choose Which Distro to Use

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 […]

12 January 2019
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Watch Desktop Linux Apps (like GIMP) Running on Chrome OS [Video]

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 […]

10 July 2018
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CodeWeavers Demo a Windows app Running on a Chromebook using Linux and Wine

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 […]

12 June 2018
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Google Just Forked a Popular GTK Theme

Rumour is that desktop Linux apps are coming to Chromebooks, and when they do they may look rather familiar. Like, Adapta GTK theme familiar.

27 April 2018

Chrome OS will soon let you run Linux VMs

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, […]

26 February 2018
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Chrome OS Has Double the Marketshare of Regular Linux in USA

Chrome OS marketshare is more than double that of traditional GNU/Linux in the USA, data from a web analytics company shows.

8 March 2017

A Minimal Chrome OS Theme for Tint2

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 […]

19 February 2017

[How To] Run Chrome OS in Ubuntu

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.

11 November 2012

Download Chrome OS’s 50 New Wallpapers

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 […]

14 March 2012
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[How to] Convert Ubuntu into ChromeOS (kinda)

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.

20 May 2011
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Download the default user avatars for Chrome OS

Do you use a 'picture' for your user account? Most don't, but I find that it makes using Ubuntu a weeny bit more personable at log-in time. Ubuntu ships with a healthy heap of choices, but if they don't do it for you the following avatars, bound for Chrome OS and uncovered by the folks over at Chrome OS Story, just might.

8 May 2011