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Chrome OS 69 finally brings Linux apps to stable channel

Chrome OS 69 finally brings Linux apps to stable channel

Google has recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of its Chrome browser. That web browser has certainly grown up to the extent that it has become the base for an entire operating system. While Chrome OS doesn’t have anything fancy to celebrate the birthday, release version 69 is still a monumental one. In addition to bringing the UI up to the latest Material Design 2.0, it also marks the long-awaited stable release of a feature that truly extends Chrome OS beyond a mere browser-based OS: Linux support.

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Pixelbook 2 leaks in ads pre-Google event

Pixelbook 2 leaks in ads pre-Google event

Today we're taking a peek at a collection of new Chromebook Pixel and/or Pixelbook leaks with different sized displays. In these leaks, a few different industrial design elements are in play. Two different Pixelbooks appear, and a video seems to show a third. Either there's one new device, two new devices, or no new devices, and Google's having a laugh at us.

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Pixel 3 event official: Made by Google

Pixel 3 event official: Made by Google

The Pixel 3 event is officially set for October, and we're headed to New York to bring you the business. At said event we can expect the Pixel 3 as well as the Pixel 3 XL, both devices that've likely taken what's been delivered in the last couple of years to a new level. We'll also likely see some form of Google Home device or another, and maybe even something along the lines of Chrome OS Chromebook, or something like that.

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Lenovo’s Yoga Chromebook is a Google Pixelbook killer

Lenovo’s Yoga Chromebook is a Google Pixelbook killer

Chromebooks may have colonized the entry-level of the notebook market, but Google's Pixelbook showed there was space for premium models, and Lenovo is looking to join the party. The new Yoga Chromebook is the PC-maker's first premium Chrome OS machine, with a sleek all-aluminum chassis and a near-edgeless touchscreen.

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Lenovo C330 and S330 Chromebooks get flexible on a budget

Lenovo C330 and S330 Chromebooks get flexible on a budget

At their most charming, Chromebooks are light, affordable, and long-lasting, and that's just what Lenovo is offering with the new C330 Chromebook and S330 Chromebook. Making their debut at IFA 2018 today, the pair of Chrome OS laptops each offer 10 hours of battery life, but with a choice of form-factors.

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Acer Chromebook 514 packs twin USB-C for $350

Acer Chromebook 514 packs twin USB-C for $350

Acer has a new Chrome OS laptop to play with, and if you've been eyeing the Pixelbook but quailing at the price, the Acer Chromebook 514 might fit the bill. Unveiled at IFA 2018 today, the silver ultraportable has a 14-inch Full HD display and up to 12 hours of battery life.

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Chromebook Linux support: not everyone’s invited to the party

Chromebook Linux support: not everyone’s invited to the party

If you’ve been holding on to your three- or four-year-old Chromebook hoping to give it a new lease on life with exciting new features, you might not want to hold your breath anymore. Support for Linux software, one of the biggest things to happen for Chrome OS next to Android app support, is coming soon but it won’t be coming to all Chromebooks, mostly those launched in 2015. It won’t even come to Google’s first high-end device, the Chromebook Pixel.

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Chromebooks dual-booting Windows 10 is a terrible idea

Chromebooks dual-booting Windows 10 is a terrible idea

After years of being ignored, if not ridiculed, Chromebooks are slowly becoming more interesting and more appealing. Chrome OS, combined with Android and Linux, is transforming into a platform that can make both Microsoft and Apple worry. All of that, however, might be for naught. Because come October, Chromebooks might be declared dead or at least on their way to becoming pointless. And that will be thanks to an admittedly appealing feature that will be introduced by none other than Google itself.

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Chromebook “cheza” to have large 3:2 detachable screen

Chromebook “cheza” to have large 3:2 detachable screen

Once largely panned for being glorified browsers in netbook clothing, Chromebooks are becoming one of the most interesting devices in the computing market today. On the software front, you have Android and Linux apps and, just maybe, even Windows 10 dual booting. On the hardware side, you’re getting new form factors that are threatening to make Android tablets obsolete. There are still some new Chromebooks on the way, including the first one powered by Qualcomm’s latest processor and may come with a large, square-ish detachable design.

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Chromebook Campfire could make or break Chrome OS with Windows 10

Chromebook Campfire could make or break Chrome OS with Windows 10

There's an "Alt OS mode" coming to Chrome OS on Chromebooks, and it seems that it'll be activated soon. In the code mix is the name Campfire, what can only be described as a clever call-out to Apple computers' Boot Camp. That part of an Apple Computer allows the user to run Windows if they do so choose - making the MacBook appear to be the dominant figure in the relationship. Now Google's considering the same thing, but for Chrome OS.

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Chrome OS now supports installing arbitrary Linux packages

Chrome OS now supports installing arbitrary Linux packages

Samsung recently presented the Galaxy Tab S4 as the ultimate productivity portable device but initial reviews have been rather scathing. Thanks to its timing, Samsung’s premium tablet is being compared to the likes of the cheaper iPad, the cheaper Surface Go, and, closer to home, Chromebooks. The latter, especially, is getting more and more talented and the latest experimental feature nearly turns it into that ultimate productivity OS. That is if you live and breathe Linux.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 priced up to give Google’s Pixelbook competition

Acer Chromebook Spin 13 priced up to give Google’s Pixelbook competition

Acer has priced up its latest Chrome OS notebooks, with the Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 headed to the US and Canada in September. The two notebooks, running Google's cloud-centric OS, will be targeting a more premium segment of the market than some of Acer's other Chromebook hardware.

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