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.

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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.

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