Chrome OS Will Soon Able To Run Linux Applications


It could quickly be reasonable to install Linux apps on a Chromebook without falling through the clamp. Current commits to the Chrome OS source code recommends that the company is making to introduce support for VM (virtual machines), especially Linux packages. Such a feature would open a stack of opportunities for developers and for Chrome OS.

Run Linux Apps on Chrome OS:

Solutions like Crouton previously let you install a Linux desktop scene and Linux applications atop the Chrome OS Linux kernel. And seamlessly shift among the two systems with a fast keyboard shortcut. It’s a great way to work. Crouton lets you keep the advantages of the Chrome OS Linux kernel (such as stellar battery life, working keyboard shortcut keys, and more) but open the real power of your machine with a Linux distro like Ubuntu. It looks the company is not eyeless to the popularity of this workflow.

Current code commits on the Chromium code tracker point to a different feature inbound for this operating system. A feature that can let people install Linux apps on a Chromebook officially. That’s correct: no enabling developer mode, losing some of Chrome OS, no chroot, and no crouton hacks, ’ nifty nice security features. The feature is present in a ‘Better Together’ menu in the Operating System ‘Settings’ application. From there, users can allow or deny the Virtual Machine feature ad-hoc.

I discovered other code commits which reference letting “people to make more than one Virtual Machine”, enabling VMs to be generated on multi-user Chromebooks.” There is no official news from the company about the feature. Linux containers on Operating System may declare at Google I/O 2018 in May.

Maximum current Chromebooks are ready to run a mix of web applications, Chrome applications, and Android apps. Joining the guide for Linux VMs is a really impressive move. While I expect the company will target such a feature at developers.