Using VirtualBox. Details inside!
Do you want to try out the new Chrome OS environment just to see how it looks? Well, you can now by using VB and a custom build from the OS!
The new Chrome OS by Google, introduced a new Window manager called 'Aura'.
If you are curious to try it or just to see how it works, you can now do it by using Virtual Box and a custom Chromium OS build by 'Hexxeh'. Of course, you will have to download and install VB first (it's free).
Of course, there's also the option to create a Chromium OS USB stick and boot from there. If you want to do it that way, check out the instructions, utilities and downloads provided by Hexxeh on his website linked below!Virtualization
Hexxeh provides VirtualBox disk images alongside the USB images. The VirtualBox images are useful if you want to test Chromium OS in a virtualized environment instead of running it natively on hardware. The image is supplied in a VDI file, which is VirtualBox’s standard virtual disk format.
When you create a new virtual machine in VirtualBox and reach the step where it prompts you to specify a virtual hard disk, click the “Use existing hard disk” option. Next, click the folder icon to the right of the disk selection list. You will see a file selection dialog, which you can use to select the VDI file.
The vanilla Chromium OS build works well in VirtualBox, though you won’t be able to take advantage of the VirtualBox features that require guest additions. I had some minor issues with cursor control and had to select the option to disable mouse integration from the Machine menu.
OFFICIAL SITE: http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/
NEWS SOURCE: http://arstechnica.com/business/news...chromebook.ars
Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news story!