ChromeOS 68.0.3440.4 was released a few hours ago and it seems like a small update, likely heavy on under the hood bug fixes but very light on changes as far as I can tell after playing with it for a few hours. Here are all of the changes I could find:
Month: May 2018
A New Look for KMyers.me
This website has had the same look and feel for a few years but I have been wanting to give it fresh coat of paint for a while. I really did enjoy the old layout of the website however several of the template files have been broken for a while after a WordPress update (such as the responsive menu on mobile devices) which was the main reason for the change. This new template should also load faster on slower internet connections.
ChromeOS 68.0.3437.0 Brings Shared Clipboards and The Ability To Access Linux Filesystems To The ChromeOS File Manager
ChromeOS 68.0.3437.0 was released for Pixelbook owners on the “dev” channel on Wednesday and it brings several changes and bug fixes. I have spent the past few days playing around with this release and here is what has changed:
Can You Run Steam on ChromeOS via Project Crostini??? I Don’t See Why Not?
The Steam platform is one of the most popular distribution platforms for PC Gamers and it turns out that you can indeed run the Linux version of Steam on your Pixelbook. I cannot say for sure that all games will run on it but you should be able to install any game that supports “Linux” on your Chromebook. I apologize in advanced for lost productivity caused by following the steps in this guide – you have been warned!
Getting The Atom Text Editor To Work On ChromeOS
The Atom Text editor has been growing in popularity since it launched a few years ago. Fortunately it is incredibly easy to get the Atom Text Editor to install on ChromeOS via Project Crostini. Here are the steps:
Is your ChromeOS Linux Terminal Broken??? Why not replace it with Gnome Terminal?
If you were like me who found their Terminal application completely broken after upgrading to ChromeOS 68.0.3431.0, you are likely irritated and mashing the update button for a fix to be delivered a few times a day. I got to thinking this afternoon of a workaround, why not replace it with something a bit more reliable – like Gnome Terminal? It turns out that it works flawlessly and is pretty easy to setup. Here are the steps;
ChromeOS 68.0.3431.0 Brings The Ability To Pin Linux Applications To The Shelf
Heads up all Pixelbook Owners, ChromeOS 68.0.3431.0 is currently being pushed to those who are in the “dev” channel. It seems like Google has made several changes to the bottom dock (shelf) such as removing the Profile Photo, moving persistent notifications and allowing the ability to pin Linux applications to the shelf.
Warning: Amazon has a Massive Problem with Fake MicroSD Cards
I was browsing Amazon.com the other day as I was looking for a new 200 GB MicroSD Card for a upcoming review. I was shocked to see that Amazon’s listing was flooded with fraudulent MicroSD Cards. I thought that Amazon did a much better job then other sites such as Wish.com does. I guess I was wrong. Buying fake MicroSD cards is dangerous as it can result in data loss or worse.
Running Visual Studio Code on ChromeOS via Project Crostini
I wrote instructions last week on how to get Android Studio to run on ChomeOS via Project Crostini and since then, I have received several requests from readers asking if it is possible to get Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code running on ChromeOS. The answer is yes and here are the instructions
Google Assistant Brutally Slaughtered Siri at I/O 2018
If you have been a user of personal assistants for a while, you would have noticed that Apple’s Siri has been falling behind, outpacing Microsoft’s Cortana with Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant taking the lead. It was not even a fair fight to begin with but if you were one of the folks who attended Google I/O 2018 in person or remotely you would have caught a demo of some of the features that Google has been working on bringing to Google Assistant. Lets explore a few of these features in more detail.