Articles Tagged crostini

Linux apps on a Chromebook

Every Chromebook launched this year will support Linux apps

Google has apparently said that every Chromebook launched in 2019 will support Linux apps, according to an Android Police update on Google I/O 2019.

8 May 2019
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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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Google Makes it Easier to Run Linux Apps on Chromebooks

Have you been patiently waiting for the ability to run Linux apps on your Chromebook since word of Crostini first surfaced? If so, your patience is about to be well rewarded. Google is preparing to […]

22 August 2018
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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
Linux apps on a Chromebook

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
Linux apps on a Chromebook

It’s Official: Linux Apps Are Coming to Chromebooks

Users will soon be able to install Linux apps on Chromebooks, Google has confirmed. Google says it is adding support for Linux apps to Chrome OS to 'equip developers' with the tools they need.

9 May 2018