Linux apps in chromebook
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Offline aDewil

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Linux apps in chromebook
« on: June 06, 2018, 07:47:20 AM »
i found this one from web there chance get linux apps working in chromebook:
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i put this topic now for linux news sectio, but not really sure if it should be software, hardware or android & Mobile or maybe is belongs all of them, but is not wise make multiple those areas.
chromebook is bit proplematic hardware to put specific area in here.

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Re: Linux apps in chromebook
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2018, 11:26:27 AM »
It is my understanding that the Chrome OS is based on Gentoo and locked out to a degree so it is not surprising to find out that there are ways to get around those speed bumps so you can install some FOSS software. According to what I have read in the link you supplied, it is not quite 100% but at least it is a start.
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Re: Linux apps in chromebook
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2018, 03:51:15 PM »
In addition, Google is starting to allow use of Android apps on select Chromebooks. Probably will look at expanding it to all Chromebooks in the long-haul. Can see this being a very highly used feature.

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As Chrome OS is based on a very restricted Linux kernel (as Spatry stated), it would make sense that there would be a way to install FOSS software on there. Hopefully, as time passes this will be easier and more streamlined to do and it doesn't turn into a game of Google trying to control, patch, and limit Chrome OS.
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