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ChromiumOS Flow Adds Hardware Support, Customised Menus

Hexxeh, creator of the easiest way to test out Google’s Chrome OS, has updated his unofficial ChromiumOS build to automatically update, support more video and Wi-Fi hardware, use webcams and offer menu customisation. All it needs is a 2GB USB stick.

That’s all it needs to boot, but whether it sings or just struggles depends on your hardware. It’s also a pretty 327 MB download, straight from a server at the moment, but it might be the last time you’ll have to download for a while. Automatic updates, which were being beta tested in a previous update, are now set up by default, so you won’t have to re-flash your USB drive when Hexxeh pushes another update.

Need a primer on what Chrome/Chromium OS is all about? Head back to our first glimpse from Google’s announcement. Hit the link for a summation of what else is new in Flow, and tell us how it works on your own system in the comments.

It’s Flow timeā€¦ [Hexxeh's Blog via Download Squad]