Thanks to this series of Plurk exchanges with DMantz7, I decided to take a few moments and see if I could get Chrome OS running via Virtual Box, which allows you to run any operating system on any computer you want (e.g. Mac, Windows, GNU/Linux). In this particular case, I’m using UbuntuLinux 10.04, so that’s what I’m trying out now. Dmantz is more interested in running it on his Macbook Pro.
After following a lot of leads, here’s the short version:
- Get a GDGT account (free) and then download. You’ll have to get the account and verify your email account first to see the actual download link. It downloads pretty quickly.
- Follow the TechCrunch tutorial which has screenshots. You’ll have to unzip the VMDK–virtual box file–so you can use it. Be sure to follow the TechCrunch tutorial.
A fun experiment that ended up looking like this:
Was it worth the time? Well….
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