Crostini: Running Linux Applications On Chrome OS




Crostini: Running Linux applications on Chrome OS

17 July 2018

New York

Added 01-Jan-1970

Crouton has long been an option for running Linux applications on Chromebooks. However, it lacked UX integration and required the device to be in “dev”-mode, which meant that many of the security benefits of Chrome OS were lost.

Crostini brings Linux applications to Chrome OS with proper UX integration and all security benefits intact.

This presentation will provide an overview of Crostini, and a detailed description of the Chrome OS graphics stack in order to explain how the Crostini UX integration has been accomplished. It will also provide useful tips for how to help make applications work better on Chrome OS, and how to make the most of a Chromebook as a Linux development device.


Join us afterwards at the Cupping Room Cafe where we'll continue the discussion over drinks and/or food. The Cupping Room Cafe is located at 359 W Broadway, two blocks from the venue.

Speaker Bio:

David Reveman worked on bringing compositing to the Linux desktop 10 years ago when employed by Novell. In the last 7 years, David has worked at Google, building the Chrome compositor, bringing Android apps to Chrome OS with native graphics performance, and most recently, bringing Linux applications to Chromebooks.