As you may know Google is bringing Linux apps to Chromebooks — but did you realise that the feature could pave the way for Windows apps, too? Yup, we’re talking Wine, the Windows software compatibility that is a staple part of the Linux app ecosystem. Be it for Adobe Photoshop or games like Fortnite and WoW, Wine […]
This post, CodeWeavers Demo a Windows app Running on a Chromebook using Linux and Wine, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
It could soon be possible to run Linux apps on a Chromebook without jumping through hoops. Recent commits to the Chrome OS source code suggests that Google is preparing to introduce support for virtual machines, specifically Linux containers. Such a feature would unlock a stack of possibilities for developers and for Chrome OS — but […]
This post, Chrome OS will soon let you run Linux VMs, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Chrome OS marketshare is more than double that of traditional GNU/Linux in the USA, data from a web analytics company shows.
This post, Chrome OS Has Double the Marketshare of Regular Linux in USA, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
I used to (and sort-of-still-do, I guess) run a sister site focused on Google Chrome, Chromecast and Chromebooks, i.e. the Chrome ecosystem. As such I am a fan of Chromebooks and Chrome OS, a Linux-based distribution based on Gentoo. The appearance of Chrome OS has waxed and waned in sync with Google’s ambitions and positioning for […]
This post, A Minimal Chrome OS Theme for Tint2, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
I’d like to wish everyone a happy new year on behalf of the entire LQ team. 2014 has been another great year for LQ and we have quite a few exciting developments in store for 2015, including a major code update that we originally had planned for 2013. A few highlights: LQ ISO recently surpassed 55,000,000 Linux downloads. AndroidQuestions.org and ChromeOSQuestions.org continue to grow. Outside The Questions Network, I think we’ve really hit our stride on Bad Voltage.
As has become tradition, here are the browser and OS statistics for the main LQ site for all of 2014 (2013 stats for comparison).
A big change here, as Chrome has finally supplanted Firefox as the most used browser at LQ (and has done so quite handily).
Linux usage has remained fairly steady, while OS X usage is now over 10% for the first time ever.
I’d also like to take this time to thank each and every LQ member. You are what make the site great; without you, we simply wouldn’t exist. I’d like to once again thank the LQ mod team, whose continued dedication ensures that things run as smoothly as they do. Don’t forget to vote in the 2014 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards, which recently opened.