28 comparison Chromebooks now support Linux apps
August 11, 2018 - chromebook
More Chromebooks from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Samsung have perceived Linux app support. The change, that landed Thursday, will request to some Chromebooks that expelled in 2015-2017, using Intel Braswell design and Kernel 3.18.
As expected, a Chrome developers have dutifully backported Linux app support to [some more!] comparison Chromebooks. This refurbish brings support to roughly 28 inclination with a “baseboard” (aka anxiety board) Strago. See a list during a bottom of a page for a list of devices. This refurbish doesn’t embody a Samsung Chromebook Pro or other new Skylake inclination on heart 3.18. Braswell design can be found on low-end Chromebooks, customarily preparation or entry-level consumer devices.
Users of Braswell/Strago inclination in a Developer or Canary channels should shortly accept an refurbish that will supplement a Terminal idol to their launcher. Check a list subsequent to see if your device is on a list.
Yet to accept Linux apps are Broadwell inclination like a Chromebook Pixel 2 and Dell Chromebook 13, and Skylake inclination like a Samsung Chromebook Pro and HP Chromebook 13 G1. We design support to arrive in a entrance weeks for these platforms, as we can infer from this refurbish that many compulsory backporting to 3.18 has been completed.
In associated though not unsurprising news, dual stirring high-end Chromebooks codenamed Nocturne and Atlas—potential candidates for a subsequent Pixelbook— will launch with Linux app support out-of-the-box.
Those on other platforms like a comparison Asus C100pa or Chromebooks with BayTrail CPUs will sadly not accept support. Check a master list of Chromebooks with Linux app support for a unsupported list, or impute to a official documentation.
Braswell/baseboard Strago Chromebooks that perceived Linux app support
*Some inclination might be missing. Chromebooks on Braswell have a N3050/N3150/N3060/N3160/N3700 processors. If your Chromebook has any of those CPUs, it’s got Linux app support. This list was sourced from a Chromium board information page and a some-more consummate Gallium OS device wiki.