Run Chrome OS Like a Native

By  |  Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 12:22 am

Run in a virtualized machine, Google’s Chrome OS feels pretty much like Chrome-the-browser–which makes the whole exercise kind of pointless, since it’s a lot harder to install and run a virtualized OS than a browser. But now f0lks are trying Chrome OS as a native, non-virtualized OS, a simple, non-invasive experiment if you install it on a thumb drive you can boot your PC from. Engadget’s Paul Miller has given it a go and is enthusiastic about the OS’s speed and the overall experience. He’s got a quick video review, and links to the BitTorrented copy of the OS you need to try this yourself. (I haven’t yet, but will try to fit it into my busy schedule for the rest of the week: traveling to a turkey-eating location, eating turkey, and resting from eating turkey.)




2 Comments For This Post

  1. Chris Donahue Says:

    Works well on my Acer Aspire One. Battery Capacity improved from 1.5 hrs to around 2hrs. Wifi works. I may keep it on the flash drive for a while.

  2. Chris Donahue Says:

    To add to the previous comment. The only thing I would like to see is a combined settings applet(none yet). Can’t adjust global volume, brightness, etc.