Linux No Longer Beta on Chromebooks, Gets More Functionality

Share post:

The open source operating system Linux has now officially ended its beta status on Chromebooks and promised more functionality in the coming days.

Users can now run multiple Linux instances simultaneously with their Chromebooks.

Due to the recent development, compiling code in a container is already possible by activating the new crostini-multi-container flag.

In addition, there is also a new Chrome OS settings section called “Manage extra containers” that lets users know what their current containers are and allows them to create a new one, as well as stop or delete existing ones.

While this new feature still has many flaws, this functionality holds a lot of promise due to the fact that it is capable of making high-end Chromebooks as useful to Linux power users as a top-notch Linux laptop such as a Dell XPS 13 Linux Developer Edition.

For more information, you may view the original story from ZDnet.

Featured Tech Jobs


Related articles

Colorado app addresses food waste and feeds “food insecure”

In Denver and Boulder, Colorado the Too Good To Go app is changing the way we tackle food...

Polar: A new way of funding open source projects

A company called Polar is introducing a new idea in open-source funding, aiming to allow open source developers...

Adobe Acrobat introduces its own AI assistant

Adobe Acrobat is introducing an AI Assistant as a beta feature for its PDF management software, aiming to...

Slack claims employees save over 90 minutes a week using new AI enabled search

Slack has introduced a suite of AI-powered enhancements aimed at streamlining workplace communication and improving productivity. They are...

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways