We've shown you how to turn your netbook into a Chromebook with Chromium OS, but if you found that your laptop's Wi-Fi or graphics card wasn't supported, there's a good chance Chromium Lime -- Hexxeh's new build of Chromium OS -- could work.
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Windows: Splashtop, the fast-booting OS that gets you onto Wi-Fi and into Chromium ASAP, has a new beta release out that, while only designed to run on certain HP systems, can be installed by any Windows user and chosen at boot-up time.
Last week we pointed you toward a virtual machine build of Chrome OS for anyone eager to play around with the (still incomplete) Chrome OS, but if you'd rather try running it from a thumb drive, weblog MakeUseOf has you covered.
Another week, another Google product launch rumour — but this one's a bit more notable than most. If TechCrunch's source is correct, the first iteration of the operating system may be available for download within a week from today — but it would be far from a plug-and-play download.
If you've been keeping a close eye on Chrome OS developments, you may be excited to hear that Google is hosting a Chrome OS event tomorrow, and PC World is expecting that we'll hear concrete details about Google's heretofore elusive operating system.
What's inside Google's just-announced Chrome Operating System? How does it work, exactly? Nobody outside Google knows. We can, however, build a dream operating system from the ground up, and that's what we're doing with some help from the hive mind.