Some Chromebooks slated to by no means obtain Linux app help, right here’s the total checklist

In Chrome OS 69, the laptop computer, desktop, and pill OS gained Linux app help for a handful of gadgets, together with the Google Pixelbook. Since then, extra gadgets have slowly gained help, in the meantime others, just like the 2013 Chromebook Pixel, are being confirmed to by no means obtain the help, with a brand new batch being added to the gathering this week.

Linux app help for Chrome OS, identified internally as Crostini, is slowly making Chromebooks the proper all-purpose gadget, combining the perfect of Android and Chrome with the productiveness instruments of Linux. It might be argued {that a} main a part of that is the flexibility to run Android Studio on Chrome OS.

Sadly, this help can’t come to all gadgets for 3 distinct causes. Firstly, some gadgets operating on 32-bit ARM processors can’t have Linux apps help as, according to official documentation, operating a digital machine on them is taken into account “non-standard.” This alone eliminates over a dozen Chromebooks.

Secondly, Intel processors from the Bay Path household, shouldn’t have the necessary virtualization support for Linux apps. These are principally Atom processors, so we actually wouldn’t anticipate Linux apps to run that properly anyway.

The largest purpose is that, beneath the hood, Chrome OS’s Linux app help depends on latest adjustments to the Linux KVM (Kernel-based Digital Machine) present in Linux version 3.14 and newer. Not all Chrome OS gadgets run on the identical model of the Linux kernel, nevertheless. This implies some gadgets don’t have the KVM updates required for Chrome OS Linux apps.

For some gadgets, the required KVM adjustments may probably be ported to the older Linux variations, however the Chromium team has stated this week that a lot of gadgets would attain their Finish of Life earlier than such an enterprise might be accomplished. It is because the crew is concentrated on getting Linux apps operating on newer gadgets first.

The Chromium builders have supplied an inventory of gadgets which are disqualified for every of those causes, however makes use of their inside codenames. Right here’s the total, mixed checklist of gadgets that won’t obtain Linux app help, translated from their codename to precise gadget identify. Probably the most notable merchandise on the checklist is unquestionably the unique Google Chromebook Pixel.

  • Acer AC700 Chromebook
  • Acer C7 Chromebook
  • Acer C720 / C70P / C740 Chromebook
  • Acer Chromebase
  • Acer Chromebook 13 (CB5-311)
  • Acer Chromebook 15.6″ CB3-531
  • Acer Chromebook 11 (C730 / C730E / C735)
  • Acer Chromebox
  • ASUS Chromebit CS10
  • ASUS Chromebook C200
  • ASUS Chromebook C201
  • ASUS Chromebook C300
  • ASUS Chromebook Flip C100PA
  • ASUS Chromebox CN60
  • AOpen Chromebase Industrial
  • AOpen Chromebase Mini
  • AOpen Chromebox Industrial
  • AOpen Chromebox Mini
  • Dell Chromebook 11
  • Dell Chromebook 11 (3120)
  • Dell Chromebox
  • Google Cr-48 Chromebook
  • Google Chromebook Pixel (2013)
  • HP Chromebook 11 G1 / G2 / G3 / G4 / G4 EE
  • HP Chromebook 14
  • HP Chromebook 14 G3
  • HP Chromebox G1
  • HP Pavilion Chromebook 14
  • Lenovo 100S Chromebook
  • Lenovo N20 Chromebook
  • Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook
  • LG Chromebase 22CV241 & 22CB25S
  • Samsung Chromebook (2012)
  • Samsung Chromebook 2 11″ / 13″
  • Samsung Chromebook 2 11 – XE500C12
  • Samsung Sequence 5 Chromebook
  • Samsung Chromebook Sequence 5 550
  • Samsung Chromebox Sequence 3
  • Toshiba Chromebook
  • Toshiba Chromebook 2
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