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If you go to gdgt you can download compiled version of Chrome OS pre-release in shape of virtual machine.

Don’t expect too much, since it’s quite unstable, slow and it freezes a lot. If I didn’t miss anything it’s just Chrome browser that boots on it’s own. So, it’s far from XP/Vista/7 killer for now.

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So what would you rather do? Read more about Crome OS or try for yourself?

 

Here are quick instructions for running Chrome OS in VirtualBox:

  • Download and install VirtualBox or upgrade to latest version if you have it installed. If you have VMware, even better.
  • Download Chrome OS VMware image (don’t bother with VirtualBox image, it doesn’t work for many and it didn’t work for me).
  • Create new machine and
    • attach existing VMDK image as primary hard drive,
    • give it 1 GB of RAM,
    • leave network as it is (NAT),
    • give video card more RAM, I simply went with max - 128 MB.
  • Boot it! It should be up in seconds.
  • Login with Google Account.
    • If you get “wrong password” error message, remember that you have US keyboard!
    • If you get “no network” error message, turn network off/on, reboot and it will eventually start working.
Posted on Friday, November 20, 2009 10:13 PM | Filed under: Software System Internet |

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