If a Dell Mini 10V netbook has been on your shopping list, you’re in luck—at least if you’re the hacking type. A Dell technologist posted instructions on running Google’s Chrome OS on the 10V.
There are, of course, a caveat or two with this open source tweak, including a rather notable Wi-Fi deficiency. Depending on your hardware, Chromium OS—the open-source Chrome variant compiled here—may take five to ten minutes to start finding and recognising wireless access points. The OS still boots mighty fast, according to Dell’s Doug Anson and others, and works once the Wi-Fi kinks have smoothed themselves out.
Direct image downloads and installation and compilation instructions are available on the Chromium OS Dev forums and via links. Got a Mini 10V and have Chrome OS working on your system? Tell us how it’s faring in the comments.