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Linux Apps Are Now Available on More Chromebooks Powered by Intel Braswell CPUs

In May 2018, Google made it official that Chromebooks will soon be able to run Linux apps, which is currently in beta testing with only a few modern Chromebooks supporting the installation of Linux packages in the .deb (Debian) format, including Google’s Pixelbook, promising that more Chromebooks would receive the new feature in the coming months. HP Chromebook X2 is the world’s first detachable Chromebook to support Linux apps, as well as the Acer Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13, and Samsung’s Chromebook Plus, but that’s about to change as it looks like a whole lot more Chromebooks running Intel Braswell processors and Linux kernel 3.18 are getting support for Linux apps.