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Chromebooks are the perfect place to teach yourself about Linux

The best Chromebooks you can get today have come a long way from the early days. No longer is Chrome OS just a fancy browser running on a laptop. It has grown to incorporate Android and Linux and the platform is now a lot more capable than you might have thought. The second of those is...

Google I/O details the next Chromebook features you’re going to love

Google I/O isn't all about new phones and smartwatches, it's a developer conference, after all. So that means software gets its fair share of attention, including Chrome OS. Google has detailed some of the features coming to Chromebooks in the near future, with a number of quality of life improvements heading our way. Some were debuted...

Recent Chrome OS update is breaking the camera on some Chromebooks

A Chromebook is a handy laptop replacement (for some), especially if you are a student or work in web-based apps. They're great for writing assignments, attending online classes and/or work meetings, and getting other non-intensive tasks done. A recent Chrome OS update is breaking the camera on some models, though. This is very problematic because...

Cameyo brings cloud-powered Windows applications to the Chrome OS app drawer

There are a few different methods for using Windows applications on Chromebooks, but one of the more popular options for businesses and schools has been Cameyo, which hosts Windows apps in the cloud for remote access on Chromebooks. Cameyo is now rolling out a few improvements to its customers, allowing Windows apps to appear in...

Steam on Chrome OS now available for select Chromebooks

The Steam games platform has technically been accessible on Chromebooks ever since Google added the Linux application container (and even before then, using tools like Crouton), but Google has been working on a more integrated experience for a while now. Now the company is ready for people to start testing it. Google announced today that Steam...

Animated screensavers are coming to Chromebooks with Chrome OS 100

Chrome OS has a long way to go before it can match Windows and macOS, but it's doing a whole lot better than it was. It constantly gets new features and improvements, and Chrome OS 100 is the latest version available in the developer channel of releases. While each iteration of the platform generally brings...

Google reveals Chrome OS Flex for PCs and Macs, based on CloudReady OS

Even though Chrome OS is only intended to be used on Chromebooks, there have been many projects over the years that aimed to bring the operating system to traditional PCs. One example is CloudReady OS, a fork of Chromium OS by Neverware primarily aimed at schools and businesses that wanted an updated software experience for...

Here’s our first look at Pixel phone display mirroring on Chromebooks

Google has been working behind the scenes for at least a year on a feature that would allow apps on your phone to be streamed to a Chromebook, similar to what is possible with Microsoft's Your Phone service on Windows PCs or wireless Samsung DeX. Now we have our first look at the feature running,...

Chrome OS 98 adds new emoji, virtual desk keyboard shortcuts, and more

While Chrome OS has a long way to go before it can match Windows and macOS, it's in much better shape than it was a few years ago. It has kept getting better with new features and additions over time. And it's getting even better with the latest update. Chrome OS 98 has started rolling out...

Chromebook and tablet shipments are dropping worldwide

The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic kickstarted a surge in working from home, which led to shortages of everything from laptops to webcams. Thankfully, production eventually ramped up enough to meet demand, but now we're starting to see the booming sales trail off. New industry reports indicate shipments of tablets and Chromebooks all saw...

MediaTek unveils Kompanio 1380 chipset for high-end Chromebooks

At CES earlier this year, Acer revealed three new Chromebooks -- the Chromebook Spin 513, the Chromebook 315, and the Chromebook 314. While the Chromebook 314 and Chromebook 315 were pretty standard entry-level Chromebooks featuring Intel Celeron and Pentium Silver processors, the Chromebook Spin 513 was a bit different. Instead of an Intel chip, it...

Google preps new Self Share feature for Nearby Share on Chrome OS

At CES this year, Google announced a couple of new features for Chrome OS that will help Chromebooks better synergize with Android phones. The company revealed that it's adding a new Quick Setup feature to Chrome OS, which will let you use your Android phone to set up a new Chromebook and give it immediate...