The primary proof of Linux software make stronger on Chrome OS seemed in February, and extra main points have persevered to trickle out since. Previous this month, a Terminal app began to appear on Chrome OS Dev, confirming that “your favourite local apps and command-line gear” can be supported. Google has additionally been running by itself GTK theme, so Linux apps really feel proper at house on Chrome OS.

Lower than every week clear of Google I/O (the place this it will be formally introduced), a brand new settings possibility for Linux apps has seemed at the Chrome OS Dev channel. It is titled “Linux (Beta),” with the outline, “Run Linux gear, editors, and IDEs for your Chromebook.” From there, you’ll absolutely allow the Linux container.

linux app support going live on chrome os dev channel - Linux app support going live on Chrome OS Dev channel

One Reddit consumer stated they have been ready to put in Steam, however GPU acceleration is recently damaged, so maximum video games are too gradual to paintings. The function additionally appears to be restricted to the Pixelbook, a minimum of for now. Making an attempt to allow Linux app make stronger on different fashions, just like the Samsung Chromebook Professional, leads to error messages.

It is thrilling to look such a lot development in this kind of couple of minutes. With a bit of luck this will likely get started rolling out to all Chromebooks quickly.