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Acer Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 to support Linux apps out of the box

Along with a host of other high-end devices from other brands, the Acer Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 will support Linux apps at launch, according to a recent Chromium commit. Google has been working with a number of device makers on a new range of high-end Chromebooks with enterprise features. Nami is the umbrella...

Huawei announces the EROFS Linux file system intended for Android devices

A file system is a technology that outlines how data is stored and retrieved. There are many different kinds of file systems, each with their own benefits, to pick from. You've probably heard of file systems like exFAT, F2FS, ext4. Choosing one file system over another can have profound impacts on storage performance and stability,...

How to build LineageOS 15.1 on a Windows 10 PC

LineageOS is the most popular custom AOSP-based ROM out there. The latest version, LineageOS 15.1, is based on Android 8.1 Oreo and the official roster has grown significantly since release. The team is always looking for more help whether it's by adding new features or supporting more devices. If you are interested in contributing to...

Linux app support coming to older Chrome OS devices

Linux apps on Chrome OS is one of the biggest developments for the OS since Android apps. Previous reports stated Chromebooks with certain kernel versions would be left in the dust, but the Chrome OS developers have older devices on the roadmap, too. When Google first broke silence on Linux app functionality, it was understood that...

Linux app support is coming to Chrome OS starting with the Pixelbook

For much of Chrome OS' early history, the operating system was seen as a glorified web browser. As the OS has matured, that view has become unwarranted: Chrome OS has since added offline capability and Android app support to significantly expand its feature set. Google's next big step is to entice developers by introducing Linux...

Linux apps on Chrome OS – an overview of its biggest feature since Android apps

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,...

Native Linux apps in Chrome OS will have a slick, electric Material Design theme

The Chrome OS developers have been working out the stylistic elements of what you'll see once you open your first native Linux apps in Chrome OS, and they’ve opted for Adapta, a popular Material Design-inspired Gtk theme that can be used on many of your favorite GNU/Linux distributions. For those of you not keeping track, the...

Google publishes documentation explaining the Fuchsia Operating System

You've probably seen mentions of the Fuchsia operating system here and there since it has been in development for almost 2 years. It's Google's not-so-secretive operating system which many speculate will eventually replace Android. We've seen it grow from a barely functional mock-up UI in an app form to a version that actually boots on existing...

The Samsung Galaxy S III & Galaxy Note II may succeed the legendary HTC HD2

Technology-oriented websites tend to focus only on the latest smartphones (and that includes us), but a large number of users choose not to upgrade their devices for one reason or another. Perhaps for financial reasons, there are hundreds of thousands of users who stick to older devices. Custom ROMs such as the now-defunct CyanogenMod have kept...

Control your Android Smartphone from your PC for free with scrcpy

Smartphones are an essential part of modern life. To some people, the phone is even more important than a standard computer. A lot of people sit at computers all day, but they still have to check their phone for certain things. A new tool called "scrcpy" allows you to display your phone screen on your...

Chrome OS may allow for running Linux apps via Containers

While the average Chromebook user tends to stick with Chrome OS, Chromebooks are really just lightweight Linux machines capable of a lot more. For years, crafty Chromebook owners have been using Crouton (Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment) to run Ubuntu, Debian, and Kali Linux systems within Chrome OS. When set up properly with an extension...

Linux Kernel 4.14 Announced, Adds Support for AMD Secure Memory Encryption and More

Linux, the best-known and most-used open source operating system, got a major upgrade on Sunday. Linus Torvalds announced the latest version of the Linux kernel, version 4.14, and the many new features and tweaks packed inside it. One involves reverting code that improved the accuracy of the displayed CPU frequency on modern, dynamically-clocked processors in /proc/cpuinfo. It...