Linux News Today: Custom Chromium OS Build Now Available for 64-Bit Laptop and Desktop Computers
GNU/Linux and Android-x86 developer Arne Exton has informed Softpedia today, May 26, 2016, about the immediate availability for download of his custom Chromium OS build.
First of all, we would like to remind you that Chromium OS is the open-source variant of the commercial Chrome OS operating system you find in today’s Chromebook computers, which anyone can build from source, customize as they see fit, and install on any 32-bit or 64-bit desktop or laptop PC.
Chromium OS Exton Build 160525 arrives today for all those who can’t afford to buy a Chromebook, even if they are the cheapest and nicest computers ever created, powered by Chrome OS built on top of the Linux kernel, incorporating the YouTube and Spotify apps by default.
While there are a few other custom Chromium OS builds out there, such as those created by ArnoldTheBats, Arne Exton promises that his edition is working fast and is very responsive. “I have compiled Chromium OS from source. Just for fun,” said the developer in an email sent to us today.
Here’s how to use this custom Chromium OS build on your computer
So if you have nothing better to do right now, and you want to give Mr. Exton’s custom Chromium OS build a try, you can download the binary image and follow his detailed instructions on how to write it on a USB flash drive, which you’ll use to boot and install the operating system on your personal computer.
In the past, Chromium OS proved to be very useful if you wanted to bring back to life those old and dusty computers forgotten in your basement. Just please try to keep in mind that you won’t be able to dual-boot Chromium OS with another GNU/Linux operating system or Microsoft Windows.