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Linux & Open Source 2019: Chrome OS, Snap, Flatpak, RISC-V, and Stallman

Jan 02, 2020, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christine Hall)

The staying power of Google’s Chromebook technology has been something of a good news/bad news story.

On the good news side, growing sales of laptops running Linux-based Chrome OS means a lessening of the dominance of Windows, no matter how slight, which is definitely good for those who believe that the Windows monoculture isn’t good for the desktop ecostructure. It’s also welcome news that the OS is now capable of running applications designed to run on the traditional desktop Linux operating system (GNU/Linux, if you will), as well as apps designed for Android devices.

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