Cats and dogs living together, Linux on Chromium, mass hysteria ...

Subject: General Tech | May 9, 2018 - 01:42 PM |
Tagged: liunx, Chromebook, google, pixelbook

First we find out that Microsoft's best selling server is running on Linux and now you will be able to run Debian flavoured Linux apps such as Linux terminal, Git, Sublime, Vim and Android Studio on the Pixelbook.  This should help bridge the gap between Chromium and its far more popular and capable sibling, Android.  According to The Inquirer, Google expects this to be a seamless integration without requiring extra steps to launch the apps.  Perhaps one day we will see these two OSes start to combine as both Microsoft and Google seem to have noticed the unpopularity of skinny versions of their operating systems.

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"In the case of the Google Pixelbook, that means the arrival of Linux app capabilities in preview from today, with other Chromebooks expected to get a rollout soon, according to VentureBeat."

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Source: The Inquirer

May 9, 2018 | 01:57 PM - Posted by willmore

How does this help bridge the gap between ChromeOS and Android? Android is pretty much in the opposite direction of the command line.

Oh, joy, the capthca is still there while I'm logged in.

May 9, 2018 | 04:46 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

As a large angry man once yelled repeatedly; developers.

May 10, 2018 | 07:26 AM - Posted by Jack Smith (not verified)

Not sure what ChromeOS, GNU/Linux or Android has to do with a CLI?

The future is Google getting development to Flutter. Then they look to replace the Android/Linux kernel with Fuchsia and Zircon.

They now have an ART branch on Fuchsia. So suggests Android apps on Fuchsia.

How Google did GNU/Linux on ChromeOS should still work using Fuchsia and maybe part of the reason it was implemented like this.

Instead of using containers and sharing a common Linux kernel with ChromeOS.

BTW, ChromeOS is already using Skia under the covers. Same being used by Flutter.

May 9, 2018 | 02:58 PM - Posted by toschulz

It sounds more like Google is trying to attract more Android developers to use ChromeOS for app development. I would guess that Google figures that if they can get Android developers to use the Pixelbook for development, they would be more likely to optimize or develop for 10" and larger screens.

May 10, 2018 | 07:23 AM - Posted by Jack Smith (not verified)

This is so perfect and especially how Google implemented. Get to use GNU/Linux while not losing any security.

Have a Pixel Book and been using for a bit and everything thrown at it works. Wine, Steam, Docker, etc.

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