How You Too Can Try Google Chrome OS

Google Chrome OS made the splash on Friday with it’s announcement that it’s been open sourced.


So, what if you wanted to try Google Chrome OS to get a hands on feel for its awesome features like the 7-second boot time?

TechCrunch has posted a nice tutorial on how to run Google Chrome OS yourself in a virtual machine.

It involves installing a free virtual machine – VirtualBox. Then you can download a Google Chrome OS from bittorrent.

As with anything from bittorrent, you are taking your chances about it being a non-malicious piece of software in the wild. To protect yourself, you could just setup a throwaway Google account to test with Google Chrome OS.

Here is the full version of this tutorial at Techcrunch.

If you would like to learn a little bit more about Google Chrome OS, check out this video:

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One Response to “How You Too Can Try Google Chrome OS”

  1. Marc Henessy February 3, 2010 at 6:48 am #

    i installed Chrome OS on two of my netbooks. the Chrome OS works great and its loading time is very fast too.