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UK student and Chrome OS developer extraordinaire Hexxeh has posted an image of Chromium OS on a MacBook Pro in what he calls a “bit of relaxing Saturday afternoon ebuild hacking“.
The open source nature of Chrome OS lends itself to this type of hacking. Indeed, Hexxeh has been the forerunner of all things Chrome OS in terms of hacks, and it’s fun to watch the things that he comes up with. A while back he announced Chrome OS Lime, the next generation of his Chrome builds which have already surpassed a half million downloads.
However, he has recently contemplated getting out of the Chrome OS game altogether due to numerous support requests and the costs associated with serving up those builds. Here’s hoping Hexxeh will continue his work, and judging by this he plans to do so.
For those of you who are not going to be able to get a Cr-48 laptop, there are still ways for you to use Chrome OS on an old laptop lying around. The most popular and accommodating to hardware drivers is Chrome OS Flow, release by a UK developer name Hexxeh.
There is also Chrome OS Vanilla from Hexxeh, which is essentially a compiled version of what the Chromium OS project are pushing out. For more information on downloading Chrome OS for yourself, go here.
Anyways, Hexxeh is now saying he plans on releasing a new version of his builds called Lime. We’re guessing that this is in an effort to update his build for the new Chromium OS builds that are arriving every day. This along with enhanced hardware support a la Flow would be a huge hit, we’re looking forward to trying it.
It should be available in a few weeks, barring any beta testing setbacks. To get on the beta list go to ##hexxeh on irc.freenode.org. Let us know if you get a chance to try it out!
via Hexxeh’s Blog