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Chromium OS builds for the Raspberri Pi on the way, build your own now

Chromium OS is the open source version of Google’s Chrome Operating System. Like Chrome OS, Chromium is basically an operating system built around a web browser. While there are only a handful of Chrome OS devices available for purchase right now, Google makes the source code for Chromium available — and that means it’s possible […]

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Chromium OS Lime offers better hardware support and Java plug-in

Just as with Android, Google makes the open source base for Chrome OS available for all to download. But if you’re not keen on setting up a 64-bit Linux build environment, what can you do? You can download a pre-compiled Chromium OS from Hexxeh, who’s long been the name to know in Chromium OS DIY […]

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Chromium OS ported to the MacBook Air

Some folks like to say that the MacBook Air is an overpriced netbook, with a starting price of $999 since it’s smaller and less powerful than a full-fledged MacBook. Other folks like to say that Samsung and Acer’s Chromebooks are overpriced netbooks with prices starting at $349 since they have netbook-like components, but a simplified operating […]

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How to install any OS on the Google Cr-48 Chrome notebook

We’ve already seen that it’s possible to install Windows, OS X, or other operating systems on Google’s Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook. Now an independent developer by the name of Hexxeh has published a utility that makes the process pretty simple. I find this kind of funny, because Hexxeh has made a name for himself by […]

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OpeniBoot on the iPad: Hack for dual-booting Android on the way?

It’s no secret that Apple prefers iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users to run… I don’t know, I guess Apple’s operating system on their devices. But there have been a number of developments recently making it possible (or almost possible, in some cases), for users to replace iOS with another operating system, or even to […]

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Now it’s easier to download the latest Chromium OS test images

Google is expected to launch its Chrome OS software by the end of the year. Chrome OS is an operating system that puts the web browser front-and-center. Basically you boot into the web browser, and all third party apps are web-based, although Google is working on ways to let you do things like connect a […]

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Pre-release Chrome OS now supports NVIDIA Ion graphics acceleration

Google’s Chrome OS won’t be officially launched until later this year, but the netbook-centric operating system is open source. And that means that anybody can download the code, tinker with it, and put out a pre-release build that you can install and run. And that’s exactly what Hexxeh has done… repeatedly. The latest Hexxeh build […]

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Dell adds support for two more models, slims down new Google Chrome OS build

For a company who’s CEO thinks netbooks are about as useful as steel wool underpants, Dell sure is pumping out its fair share of Google Chrome OS news. Yes, Doug from Dell has been hard at work (though arguably not as busy as Hexxeh) and has now released an updated version of the Chrome OS […]

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How to preview Google Chrome OS on a netbook

Remember yesterday’s post about the official Google chart enumerating Chrome OS-friendly hardware? Well, forget that, because there’s something better. Since Chrome is built on Linux and the Chromium OS source is freely available, it’s fairly easy for some (not yours truly, unfortunately) to dig in and hack the code into something more usable. Enter Diet […]