Chrome OS Running Off Thumbdrive Looks Fast

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cjrlauve

It boots up fast, but doesn't really do anything.  Drivers for wireless?  anything but browser?  it will be better when it actually does something.

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aviaggio

It would have been nice to know in advance I needed a 4+ GB drive for this. I don't have one that large lying around. Hmmm, maybe I can turn it into a bootable DVD...

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Quakindude

 Yeah, that kinda put me off too. 4Gb? Sheesh. Still, it's pretty cool if you want to be super secure in your web browsing at someone else's house. Just get their computer set to boot off of USB first, HDD second, and you can be assured that your web browsing and banking habits will still be yours when you leave. 

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aviaggio

True, but couldn't you do the same thing with an Ubunto DVD? I guess maybe this would be faster to get up and running and into the browser. I'm gonna try making a bootable DVD of this. I like the idea of being able to have it on a thumb drive, but I'm too poor right now to buy one :(

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bathtbgin

I didnt pay attention to the full size of the OS the first time around, seeing that its 4GB makes me even less enthusiastic about the "OS" now.  Google has created a 4GB browser, but it boots in 7 seconds so its okay /sarcasm. 

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bathtbgin

so the OS boots in 7 seconds, did they forget to mention that the only thing that the OS runs is the browser?  I tried it in a VM a few days ago and could not think of a single instance in which i'd actually want to use it.

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PCIV

Being on a Mac, I can't switch user. Nor can I tell my mom to fck off when she wants to use my computer for facebook/gmail/etc...

I don't want to risk her messing up my computer, hence I let her run off a chrome OS under VT.

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Quakindude

I'll be trying this right here shortly!

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nsk chaos

cant wait until i can install it on my laptop :-)

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matthew.ickstadt

"No pun intended"

 

That just made me sad.

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