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Chrome OS would be preparing support for Steam in the form of a Linux virtual machine



Chrome OS would be preparing support for Steam in the form of a Linux virtual machine


It seems that Chrome OS is on its way to becoming another alternative to Gaming, at least in the Chromebooks that have hardware to match, and it seems that Google has been preparing Borealis for a long time, a system that would allow Chromebooks to run Steam. How? Through an Ubuntu-based virtual machine.

This system would allow laptops with the company’s operating system to have support for Steam, even through virtualization, something that we don’t know if it may result in performance issues or it will be a trimmed version and extremely optimized for the runtime environment that we find in this type of systems.

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This contrasts with Crostini, which is also a Linux-based virtual machine, this time Debian, which was intended to provide support for the rest of Linux applications that exist on Chrome OS, so it is expected thatEither Crostini and Borealis coexist, or Borealis replaces Crostini.

Be that as it may, in 9to5Google they have obtained a copy of Borealis, something that has allowed us to know some of this data, in addition to that apparently this support would only arrive in Chromebooks with 10th generation Intel Core processors onwards.