Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Nov 2009 20:01 UTC
Google Google has just unveiled its Chrome OS operating system during a press event at the company's headquarters, and it's pretty much exactly what we expected it to be: a streamlined Linux kernel booting straight into the Chrome web browser. The code is available starting today.
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VM image?
by steve_s on Thu 19th Nov 2009 20:07 UTC
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All looks very interesting. I'd love to give it a try... Thing is though, the only option for trying it out is to download and install Ubuntu, then download the Chromium OS source code, build that, and then shove it onto a USB stick.

Why can't they just make a VM image available, like almost everyone else does?

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RE: VM image?
by kjmph on Fri 20th Nov 2009 07:20 in reply to "VM image?"
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Yea, it wasn't so hard to create a VMWare image. I'm trying to convert it to VirtualBox now. Anyways, I don't have the bandwidth to host it, 777MB, but if anyone wants it I can give it to someone else to host.

BTW, Apparently I missed the news, but VirtualBox just opens the vmdk... All that work to switch from vmdk to vdi, and it's totally not important. So, yea, someone with magical hosting space, contact me.

Edited 2009-11-20 07:28 UTC

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RE[2]: VM image?
by steve_s on Fri 20th Nov 2009 08:32 in reply to "RE: VM image?"
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Yeah, didn't look that hard to build an image...

Thing is though my primary OS is Mac OS X. I'd have had to download an Ubuntu image to do the build, and work out how to work around not having a USB key. Too much hassle for me. :-)

Seems tho that some kind person has made a VMWare image and one can find it on TPB now. Handy.

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RE[2]: VM image?
by progster on Fri 20th Nov 2009 11:18 in reply to "RE: VM image?"
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I'll happily seed a torrent

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