Hey CloudReady Fans!

We're announcing the initial release of v76.1 to the Dev Channel for CloudReady: Home Edition today. For this release, we are publishing only the 64bit build and will follow with 32bit builds and a release for Education and Enterprise Editions soon with v76.2.

64bit devices on the Dev Channel can expect over-the-air updates for this release over the next few hours.

If you’re interested in previewing this release, subscribe to the Dev Channel to get an over-the-air update now.

Release Notes for v76:

  • OS Upgrade to 76

  • Fix for bug with Media Codecs that causes boot to fail: In some rare cases, we’ve seen media codecs install improperly and ultimately cause a device to stop booting. We’ve added a fix to prevent this case.

  • Fix for issues on few USB printers: We found and fixed a bug that was causing a small subset of USB printers to fail to work on CloudReady.

  • MyFiles directory can now hold folders and files: In v74 we disabled new functionality to store files and folders in the MyFiles directory of the local Files App in order to prevent a bug with Downloads folders disappearing for older installs. Working with the upstream Chromium OS team, we’ve resolved this issue and now support the same Files App behavior as Chrome OS.

Known Issues

  • Video decoding issues for Coffee Lake, Kaby Lake, and other devices: We’re seeing video stream corruption for certain sources, including VP9, on several modern Intel GPUs. We expect to resolve this in v76.2.

  • User sessions repeatedly prompt to “Restore”: Some users and devices on v76.1 are failing to recover their tabs and state after a graceful log out or shut down, and instead prompt you to “Restore” after logging in every time. If you click “Restore”, this should not impact usability.

Unstable releases often have unforeseen bugs. We rely upon Dev Channel users to report those to us in our forums. If you're ok with a little instability, please jump to this new release and let us know what you think and report any issues using the links below.