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Boot Chrome OS from a USB drive

By Jos
Nov 25, 2009
  1. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    A nice light alternative to Windows would be great for smaller devices. I really wish Microsoft would make a slim version of Windows with nothing but whatever is absolutely necessary for the OS to run.
     
  2. This is Awesome! only works on one of my USB keys though, a Sandisk 4gb, worth the couple of pound extra. Will be amazing with full WIFI driver set. Google does it again!!
     
  3. claycc

    claycc TS Rookie Posts: 43

    It sounds pretty interesting to me, esp. if it runs really well on a netbook. You don't need a lot for a netbook so a simple OS that is good for surfing the web and working on documents would be perfect.
     
  4. Wow, what an utter disappointment. It did boot fast (and logged directly into my google account, to show me ads), but on my high end machine there was a noticeable delay in typing and everything else. Even if that was some technical issue, ignoring it, it looked like a direct rip-off of a tabbed small "kiosk" distro I have seen, that worked much better.

    Heck, I even created the functionally same thing with stripped ubuntu, with a startup command in the gnome config that started Seamonkey before it started xwindows. Booted just as fast. I use it all the time on my legacy very low end laptop (p3, 190kb ram), except unlike Android, when I simply close the Seamonkey, it completes the boot to a full os, with disk drives and everything.

    oh, and its ugly. I have a Mac, a Vista, and linux I use all the time. I wouldn't put Android on my exwife's computer.
     
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