If you’re a Chromebook or Chrombox owner and use crouton, then things are about to get very interesting, with Crouton now able to be run in a tab within ChromeOS.
For those not familiar, crouton which is an acronym for ChRomium Os Universal chrooT envirONment, is a way for ChromeOS owners to run a full blown Linux install concurrently with ChromeOS. The crouton is an open source project maintained on GitHub, created and maintained by David Schneider, a Chrome Hardware Engineer at Google.
Previously to use crouton, you’ve had to switch between the two using a switch from the Crosh terminal. But, a recent merge into crouton will now allow you to run crouton in a tab within ChromeOS, as the above screenshot shows. The build apparently needs some work, as with any new feature, there’s some issues. 3D acceleration apparently isn’t working, but it does seem to be in development.
You can try it out yourself if you wish, but it’s only available on the Dev ChromeOS channel, if you’re interested head over to the crouton page and check it out.