Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Apr 2018 23:58 UTC

Here's all you need to know about Google's year-long secretive development of Linux app functionality in Chrome OS, also known as Project Crostini.

In a nutshell, it's a way to run regular Linux applications on Chrome OS without compromising security or enabling developer mode. The (not yet available) official setting states that it's to "Run Linux tools, editors, and IDEs on your Chromebook."

Crostini is a culmination of several years of development that enabled the functionality to run securely enough to meet Chrome OS's high-security standards. To understand why it's only just appearing, it's best to look at what came before.

This should make easy to manage, safe, and secure ChromeBooks infinitely more attractive to developers.

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RE: Maybe....
by unclefester on Fri 27th Apr 2018 04:16 UTC in reply to "Maybe...."
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But linux on a laptop these days isn't much different from Windows on a laptop--

Apart from the generally terrible Linux power management - which is probably the most important feature of a laptop.

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