Please note that the information below has not been approved by Google. The specifications have been spread by market insiders through various channels. But honestly, I can’t really believe it. Especially the SSD is really huge for a cloud netbook. So please be careful spreading these rumors. This page is constantly being updated until Google […]
Since yesterday the package pybootchartgui is included in Chrome OS. Unfortunately, the download URL of that package which is accessed during the building process of the local repository (make_local_repo.sh) is wrong. Instead of http://build.chromium.org/buildbot/packages/pool/universe/p/pybootchartgui/pybootchartgui_0+r124_all.deb it has to be http://build.chromium.org/buildbot/packages/pool/main/p/pybootchartgui/pybootchartgui_0+r124_all.deb. To successfully create the local repository you have to change src/package_repo/repo_list_image.txt on line 371 accordingly.
After details about Google offering a Google branded phone called Nexus One word is that they also come up with their own Chrome OS netbook in 2010. According to TechCrunch, multiple sources report that the company already has issued an RFP (Request for Proposal) to a hardware manufacturer specifying details about the system. The document, […]
Acer plans to be the first hardware vendor to release a Chrome OS based netbook in 2010. Their goal is to sell at least one million devices this year. Till now, no technical specs have been released. Check back here for updates. Specifications CPU: ? Chipset: ? RAM: ? GB Storage size: ? GB Storage […]
In an interview with Digitimes Acer chairman and CEO J.T. Wang announced that Acer will be the first hardware vendor to offer a netbook with Chrome OS preinstalled. According to several industry sources the release date will be in the second half of 2010. This is the second time acer uses a Google OS. They […]
I added a description of how to convert an .img file to a .vdi file for Sun’s VirtualBox into my article Download: Chrome OS image for USB drives. It’s really easy and lets you use my newly created Chrome OS build from December 2nd in VirtualBox as well as from a USB stick.
In Chrome OS, there are some little known (not to say secret) keyboard shortcuts available for getting a linux terminal, developer tools, switching between windows, an on-screen keyboard etc. This article gives a summary of them.
Every month I create a fresh build of Chrome OS which can be run from USB drives on almost any machine. Contrary to the very first release from November recent releases support various wireless network controllers. You can download it either from one of my servers or via the BitTorrent network. Once a new version […]
Doug Anson from Dell made a special Chrome OS build for the Dell Mini 10v netbook. He finally got the wireless card working, although you have to wait for five to ten minutes until it actually detects wireless networks. You can find the image as an *.img file here. Note: all usernames/passwords are set to […]
Google released the Chrome OS source and now everybody can create his own build. But how do you get your build image file on a botable USB stick? This tutorial describes the process step by step for machines running on Windows or Linux.