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Chrome

PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:19 pm
by Dwere134
Anyone know if Google's Chrome OS is out to the public yet?

I was reading their blog and can't find it out, but my cousin said that he had it or something, so I was a bit confused.

Re: Chrome

PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:06 pm
by Brendan2011
http://getchrome.eu/download.php

I actually haven't thought about this much, but I'd like to try the live CD soon.

Re: Chrome

PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:24 pm
by insomaniacal
I've been meaning to take a look at it as well. I hate the idea of all my data being "in the cloud" but I'd love to see if it lives up to any of the hype.

Re: Chrome

PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:58 pm
by mShred
I had Chrome OS in a virtualbox for a day or two a few months ago. I don't remember what happened to it though. I think it was right around the time my laptop went into sever depression. But anyways, i didn't feel like it was anything special. Just my opinion.

Re: Chrome

PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:19 pm
by Korvin
I tried it out for a few days, yet on my system (3.0ghz tricore, 6gb RAM) the only difference I noticed was a lack of a desktop =p. It's great if you have a low powered netbook, but impractical in any other setting.

Re: Chrome

PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:38 am
by insomaniacal
Korvin wrote:I tried it out for a few days, yet on my system (3.0ghz tricore, 6gb RAM) the only difference I noticed was a lack of a desktop =p. It's great if you have a low powered netbook, but impractical in any other setting.

I've switched to using mostly a "low powered netbook" (1.66ghz 1GB RAM), and I can't say Linux performs badly on it. ~7-9 hours of battery life and a speedy bootup.