"Chrome OS is based on the Linux kernel and designed by Google to work
with web applications and installed applications. Chromebook is one of
the best selling laptops on Amazon. However, devs decided to drop
support for ext2/3/4 on external drivers and SD card. It seems that
ChromiumOS developers can't implement a script or feature to relabel
EXT volumes in the left nav that is insertable and has RW privileges
using Files.app. Given that this is the main filesystem in Linux, and
is thereby automatically well supported by anything that leverages
Linux, this choice makes absolutely no sense. Google may want to drop
support for external storage and push the cloud storage on everyone.
Overall Linux users and community members are not happy at all."
-- source: http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/14/10/12/1321207
Peter Reutemann, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ
Ph. +64 (7) 858-5174