Google adds support ext file system back to Chrome OS after criticism




Google has decided to integrate components for the Linux file systems ext2, ext3 and ext4 again in the beta code of its Chrome OS operating system. The move follows a wave of criticism of the earlier intention of the Chrome OS developers to remove the code.

Chrome OS operating system built on top of the Linux kernel. Google brings along with several electronics manufacturers are increasingly Chromebooks on the market, Chrome OS can also handle external hard drives and other storage media classified with ext2, Ext3 or ext4 file system. However, developers working on Chrome OS on Google’s behalf, suggested the plan to remove support for these Linux file systems. They would have problems to write those external drives with ext format can mount successful in the Files application scripts.

Although the plans to support the Linux file systems phase out came after a number of publications on the web a week ago, a storm of criticism over the intentions. Had to find some time on the Chromium website, Some Linux users called it incomprehensible that developers who have their own OS based on Linux, the most widely used Linux filesystem like to delete and threatened a boycott of Chrome OS.

The Chrome OS developers seem shocked by the criticism and have been announced yet to include the support for ext2, EXT3 and ext4 file systems in the operating system. The support should be in the next stable release thus restored.


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