Chrome OS for Dell Mini 10v

Dell LogoDoug 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 “dell”. A tutorial on how to get a bootable image file onto a USB stick is available here.

Tutorial: How to boot Chrome OS from a USB drive

Chrome OS USBGoogle released the Chrome OS source and now everybody can create his own build. But how do you get your buildĀ  image file on a botable USB stick? This tutorial describes the process step by step for machines running on Windows or Linux. Continue reading “Tutorial: How to boot Chrome OS from a USB drive”

Users’ expectations from Chrome OS

The Google Operating System Blog publishes a list of features that users wish to be included in Chrome OS. As I do too, users emphasize the importance of offline features in order to have an adequate operating system. It is supposed to be fast regarding the boot-up process and while working with it. Besides, the users want it to run Windows applications, which is a rather difficult task to be confronted with, as it will be running a linux kernel. Using a virtual machine environment or WINE, however, even this is technically possible. I hope they have a built-in disk encryption, too.