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How To Make Your Own (Almost) Chromebook

Nov 01, 2011, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aaron Grothe)

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"Google has two systems for mobile computing available right now. Everybody knows about Android. They also have another system they are offering called Chrome OS. Chrome OS is principally used on custom Netbook computers called Chromebooks as opposed to phones and tablets.

"In December 2010 Google gave away a bunch of test Chromebook systems (Cr-48)s to consumers for testing and getting feedback. In June and July of 2011 Samsung and Acer respectively have begun to offer Chromebooks for sale.

"As Google makes the Chrome OS source code available several people have rebuilt the Chrome OS into the Chromium OS. Chromium OS does not have any additional code or services that Google may include with Chrome OS.your

"Several groups have compiled up the source code and made it available to people. The most well known to still be making it available is Hexxeh and it is the version that he has compiled that we will be talking about for the rest of this howto."

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