Chrome OS gets a much needed Linux feature

Microsoft isn’t the only one adding Linux support to its app portfolio. Google is doing the same with Chrome OS and has recently integrated Linux apps via Crostini into select Chromebooks.

In the latest developer release, Google added a new feature flag intended at making it easier to have your data travel with you from day to day with Crostini backup.

With Crostini backup, Chrome OS can now back up all data from your Linux files into a separate tar.gz files, which can be put on the cloud or a USB stick and carried around. Should you need to, you can restore it from the settings app when buying a new computer.

One of Chrome OS’s major draws is its portability — especially when it comes to your files and data. A user can wipe a device and get started in minutes on another on without skipping a bit. While the addition of Android apps and Linux apps somewhat slowed that process, Google is working in getting back to the standard it set.

Source: About Chromebooks,viaAndroid Police

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