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October 18, 2009 02:01 PDT

Posted by Andrew.

What is Chrome OS?

Chrome OS is a brand new free operating system built around the revolutionary Google Chrome browser. The project aim is to provide a lightweight Linux distribution for the best web browsing experience. Featured software in Chrome OS:

  • GNOME 2.24 desktop environment
  • Google Chrome 4.0.220 web browser
  • OpenOffice.org 3.0 office suite
  • GIMP 2.6 image editor
  • Flash Player 10.0 plugin
  • and much more
  • The screenshot of Chrome OS

    New Chrome OS 0.4.220 beta is available, there is a screenshot

    Screenshot image: Chrome OS

    Download & install Chrome OS

    You can download and install it now:

    • Download Chrome OS 0.4.220 beta (x86) VMDK (Hosted by Wuala)
    • The tarball is containing VMDK and VMX files. You need a free VMware Player or VirtualBox in order to run this appliance.

    • Download Chrome OS 0.4.220 beta (x86) ISO (Hosted by Wuala)
    • Now you can also install Chrome OS on your hard disk using this Live CD image. Download the ISO file and burn it into CD-R. Boot the computer from it and when Chrome OS is loaded, click Live Installer on the desktop. Follow the instructions. Warning: Google Chrome does not work in Live CD mode, you have to install it to the hard disk at first!

      • User password: user
      • Root password: root

      Note: Chrome OS 0.4.206 is no longer available.

    Import Update Oct 18, 2009 19:13

    This beta version is a fake the real Chrome OS. Clay posted a comment:

    This beta is a fake the real Chrome OS won't be using GNOME or KDE they are making there own windowing system also if you do go to the download page at the bottom it says:
    Chrome OS is not related to Google. Service provided by SUSE Studio.
    So this is clearly not the real beta it just seems like that because they put it on google sites.

    Thank Clay!

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    #1  posted on October 18, 2009 15:33 PDT
    This beta is a fake the real Chrome OS won't be using GNOME or KDE they are making there own windowing system also if you do go to the download page at the bottom it says
    Quote:
    Chrome OS is not related to Google. Service provided by SUSE Studio.
    So this is clearly not the real beta it just seems like that because they put it on google sites.

    #2  posted on October 31, 2009 10:20 PDT
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    #3  posted on February 26, 2010 23:03 PST
    I got this working, but Oh the so called GRUB it terrible

    #4  posted on March 29, 2010 07:12 PDT
    This is not the forthcoming Google Chrome OS, but it is a handy linux distro with the Google Chrome browser.

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