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Default Anyone try the Chrome OS listed on the homepage? - 11-30-2009, 08:41 PM

I'd be interested in trying it out but I'm running 10.6.2 and really I'm not sure how to do a dual boot arrangement.

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Default 11-30-2009, 11:56 PM

It's only a USB drive image so I think that the way that you need to use it is to boot it on a USB drive. That said, I don't know if anybody has been able to download it. It's 7.5GB and sloooooow to download. I've tried a few times but can't seem to get any faster speed than 30kB/s.

Hopefully the guys at Dell will compress it down and re-host it somewhere that has faster download speeds.

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Default 12-01-2009, 12:26 AM

Ditto. Waiting for a torrent so I won't have to wait until 2010 to try it out.
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Default 12-01-2009, 02:21 AM

I've been trying to downloading it for a week now. It's failed twice.

Think I'll just going to wait for a torrent at this point as well.
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Default 12-01-2009, 02:38 AM

Hexxeh (Hexxeh) on Twitter

FWIW: This guy is working on a build that will include the broadcom wireless driver support for the Mini that only clocks in at @1GB download...
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Default 12-03-2009, 01:59 AM

Hey guys good news for people waiting for the 7.5GB one, they released a compressed on at only 302MB, works great, running it now, go here and download image and follow steps in readme Index of /files/cto, everything working for me as it should, pretty zippy, hulu still kinda lags and stuff but oh well, anyways let me know how it works for you guys!

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Default 12-04-2009, 07:30 AM

I found the wireless to be a slower then it should be... just generally laggy.

Works fine wired of course.
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Default 12-04-2009, 08:11 PM

I found a November 21 build torrent
chromiumos.tar.gz by Hexxeh
"chromium 4.0253.0 (32516)" under Help-->About
I extracted the 2.78GB *.img file and used Diskimager-02-r23 to put it onto a 4GB SD card.
I booted this on my Mini-10 (1010) with a USB SD card stick.
It booted fine, no problems with the GMA500 graphics.
Once the browser opened, I was able to surf the net with my wired ethernet connection.
Response was very slow for everything, including clicking menu items and typing a new URL into the address box.
This reminds me how Firefox runs on an embedded PDA device, very slow.
If anyone has a link to a newer torrent, please post it here.
Thank you,
Edit: Dec. 5th
I found the newest version which fits on a 1GB USB stick. ChromeOS-Cherry.tar.gz
It's located half way down the following page: Hisham’s Blog
On my Mini-10 my Broadcom WIFI card works.
Dell# 1387 (4312 based chip).
It does take about 2-3 minutes to acquire wireless APs.
Once it detected the four APs at my location, I was able to connect to my WPA network using my WPA password.

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Default 12-11-2009, 08:58 PM

I have it running on my new 10V. I don't know how to make WiFi work but the wired ethernet connection is working. I have read instructions how to activate wiFi but don't understand them.


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Default 12-14-2009, 03:59 AM

I tried the VMware version.... it was very slow! Interesting concept for an OS. Really does make perfect sense for a netbook!
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