Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Thought this was kind of interesting: http://chrome-os-linux.en.softonic.com/ Looks like basically you can download ChromeOS and turn your Netbook into a "Chromebook". If all you're going to do is surf the ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Linux Engineer TNFrank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Crossville, TN. USA
    Posts
    796

    ChromeOS on a Netbook.


    Thought this was kind of interesting:
    http://chrome-os-linux.en.softonic.com/
    Looks like basically you can download ChromeOS and turn your Netbook into a "Chromebook". If all you're going to do is surf the web or other light weight browser based tasks this looks like a pretty cool way to get the job done without using a "heavier" Linux Distro. Anyway, just thought I'd share. Of course this isn't "Google" ChromeOS but who cares, it does look kind of cool. I'm going to make up a Live USB with UNetbootin and give it a look just for grins and because I'm bored, LOL.
    "Now, what y'all wanna do?
    Wanna be hackers? Code crackers? Slackers
    Wastin' time with all the chatroom yakkers?
    9 to 5, chillin' at Hewlett Packard?"

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer docbop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Woodshed, CA
    Posts
    925
    I had it in a VM for awhile. A lot of people like the down generic android because it doesn't have the ton of default app's that ChromeOS contains. So then you can install just the app's you want.

  3. #3
    Linux Engineer TNFrank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Crossville, TN. USA
    Posts
    796
    Basically I'm on "Research Mode" right now for installing ChromeOS or ChromiumOS onto my wife's Netbook. Found this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTMhElMqgx4
    "Now, what y'all wanna do?
    Wanna be hackers? Code crackers? Slackers
    Wastin' time with all the chatroom yakkers?
    9 to 5, chillin' at Hewlett Packard?"

  4. #4
    Linux Engineer TNFrank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Crossville, TN. USA
    Posts
    796
    Ok, silly question. Since Google Chrome OS is just basically running a browser as an Op System then wouldn't it kind of be like running Google Chrome Browser in just about any Linux Distro AND you'd still have the off line functionality of the Op System as back up to the Chrome Browser? So, I guess what I'm saying is what benefit would one gain over running the Chrome OS or Chromium OS over just running say Point Linux OS with a Chromium browser?
    "Now, what y'all wanna do?
    Wanna be hackers? Code crackers? Slackers
    Wastin' time with all the chatroom yakkers?
    9 to 5, chillin' at Hewlett Packard?"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •