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Chromebooks sold in 2019, will come with Linux application support.

Google I / O 2019 has come up with great announcements and news for Android devs and users. One of these news uses the Linux apps in ChromeOS.

Support for Linux apps was formally launched last year (2018) on ChromeOS version 69 through a container tool called Crostini, since then it has been improving and correcting.

In ChromeOS version 75, the feature is still Beta, but it is already becoming popular among users, especially developers.

To work the applications of Linux Within ChromeOS, users will need to enable the function, thus releasing all of the Linux Desktop functionality we know, such as command line tools, native user-space utilities, all thanks to container technology.

There is an improvement of features such as acceleration of hardware, graphics and sound support, which are already nearing completion. Support for Linux apps, the ability to use the USBs ports of Chromebooks.

Best of all, Linux applications will be integrated with ChromeOS and not as if they were run on a virtual machine.

For now the Chromebooks recommended for a satisfying experience are the high end ones like the Acer Chromebook Spin 13, Samsung Chromebook Pro, or Google Pixelbook 2R. To run one system within another, these Chromebooks offer a powerful processor (Intel Core family), ram and plenty of storage, so that apps can run smoothly. And as all Chromebooks sold in 2019 have been said to have this support, the modest ones are expected to come as easily as well, running Apps better or worse, depending on their capabilities, as it is today on any computer.

This feature also makes it possible to use universal packages on the Chromebook, such as Flatpak. This article does not end here, keep exchanging an idea there in our forum.

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