Chrome OS already tested on existing netbooks

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Just recently, Google showed its first operating system Chrome OS, built on the basis of the eponymous browser. Stated that this web-based software platform capable of being loaded in just a few seconds and is designed for future netbooks with large screens, equipped with solid-state drives.

However, perhaps the most important is the fact that the project Chromium OS is an open-source, then there is an open source code. This means that everyone who has programming skills, may also try to improve the new operating system. Needless to say, just the source code of Chrome OS appeared on the network, many enthusiasts around the world rushed to create their own predreliznye build and install them on the netbooks or virtual machines.

For example, a user Brad Kellet (Brad Kellet) published a video on YouTube, which shows the process of running the operating system Chrome OS on netbook ASUS Eee PC 701, has 7-inch screen. As seen on the video, the system apparently really like Chrome browser in versions for Windows, but it loads a bit longer than promised by Google to seven seconds. In addition, the screen recording accurately scaled to the screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

The problem here may lie in the lack of optimization Chrome OS for old hardware, but in general the system works well. However, you can personally experience the action in the new operating system Google, download pre-compiled disk image for VMware and run it in virtual machine.