After Three Years, Linux Apps on Chromebooks are Finally Breaking Out of Beta

After Three Years, Linux Apps on Chromebooks are Finally Breaking Out of Beta When Linux app support landed on Chrome OS in 2018, the feature was incredibly unstable. Most apps didn’t work, and those that did were buggy and missing sound or graphical elements. But the Linux Development Environment for Chrome OS, nicknamed Crostini, finally works well enough to lose […]

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Should I Buy a Chromebook? Buying Guide and Advice

“Should I Buy a Chromebook?” Instead of Windows 10 or macOS, Chromebooks run Google’s Chrome OS. These machines are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents living in the cloud. These laptops have done quite well in the education market, but their appeal has broadened, and the best Chromebooks are some of the best laptops overall […]

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How to Spoof Your Chromebook User Agent for Sites That Don’t Support Chrome OS

Not all browsers handle websites the same, and if they don’t support your operating system or browser, you could be denied access. Luckily, you can spoof the user agent on Chrome OS to make it look like you use a completely different system. Websites identify incoming connections by their user agent—a line of text sent in the HTTPS header with the […]

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What Is Google Chrome OS?

Google Chrome OS, not to be confused with the Chrome browser, is an operating system for computers and laptops. Google announced the Chrome operating system in July 2009. They were creating the system in conjunction with manufacturers, just like the Android operating system. Devices using Chrome OS, called Chromebooks, started coming out in 2011 and are still readily available in stores […]

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