New Terminal App in Chome OS Hints at Upcoming Support for Linux Applications

That’s right, you might soon be able to run native Linux apps on your Chromebook through the new Terminal app. This was previously possible if you enabled Developer Mode on your Chromebook and accessed the so-called Crosh Shell with the Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut. While Crosh Shell opens in a Chrome tab, the new Terminal app appears to be standalone and should not require you to enable Developer Mode, which isn’t something every Chromebook user would want to do. However, the new Terminal app could be limited to only some basic Linux commands at first.