google chrome OS!!!!

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google chrome OS!!!!

Postby blaster » Thu Feb 09, 2012 02:57

ok so i have been experamenting with google chrome. its amazing. using 2 tabes it uses only 170mb of ram (i think)

http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/lime.php
web sight to down load a custom build

http://www.sampletheweb.com/2009/11/28/how-to-install-google-chrome-os-on-an-asus-eee-pc-701/
how i found the websight

note that he explained that control alt t brings up the command line.

oh vanilla there isnt much spetiol but after lime i found the point stick works flawlessly.

THERE IS NO SOUND!!!!!!!

camera doesn't work and no fingerprint of corce. thees are mainly limits of the os. the touch panel works but with out calibration. we will need to wait and see if google is going to do bluetooth

so far although i think i did stuff it up and i was using a different memory stick i found lime wasnt as stable. it laged a little. ill install it on something internal

power is pritty damn good too.

i think i will defiantly dule boot this. the ram saving makes ubuntu looks terable. lol its less ram than android

BIGS do you think you would know how to make our own build?
just to fix stuff from vanila like
track pad
SOUND!!!!!
(coppy calibration files from ubuntu. ie we need to install ubuntu first. grab the calibration files then imbed it into chrome)
camera shouldn't be too hard for just the front. we just need the stock drivers for linux. just front camera is better than no camera.

im about to test the card reader (i opened the terminal and couldn't get out of it. its been awhile since i did linux but im doing it this year at school)
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Postby blaster » Thu Feb 09, 2012 03:02

yep need card reader drivers as well

finaly an os for thows poor uses with 512mb of ram lol

i originality looked into it cos a friend has a eee pc 700
UX37GN - taking out the pcie wifi. adding internal usb hib with wifi and adding a broadcom crustal hd

TZ17 - u7600 48gb sony slc ssd 2gb ram. TZ16 u7500 80gb hdd 2gb ram

acer aspire one a150. 1.6ghz 1.5gb ram. 6cell battery :D

EEE PC 900. 9" 900mhz 2gb ram. i have been messing around with windows 7 and 8 hehe

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Postby bigs » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:27

hehe how much software is avail from chrome os?

for bubuntu, theres heaps. the front camera uses ricoh drivers for ubuntu, as for sound, does headphones work in chromeos. In ubuntu the sound issues was due to the os not detecting headphone and internal speaker switching, hence no sound from internal speaker, but sound from headphones.
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Postby blaster » Thu Feb 09, 2012 13:27

the os is just like the browser with a few added things. also there is the chrome web store.

i installed it to a hdd. formatted the free space and then it doesn't work so i dont know if i can dule boot it on the same disk. ill try it one more time by partitioning it before hand. i think it uses the free space for a page file or something
UX37GN - taking out the pcie wifi. adding internal usb hib with wifi and adding a broadcom crustal hd

TZ17 - u7600 48gb sony slc ssd 2gb ram. TZ16 u7500 80gb hdd 2gb ram

acer aspire one a150. 1.6ghz 1.5gb ram. 6cell battery :D

EEE PC 900. 9" 900mhz 2gb ram. i have been messing around with windows 7 and 8 hehe

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Postby blaster » Mon Feb 13, 2012 15:00

It google chrome. Its based ob a web browser. It makes ubuntu look like a play thing
UX37GN - taking out the pcie wifi. adding internal usb hib with wifi and adding a broadcom crustal hd

TZ17 - u7600 48gb sony slc ssd 2gb ram. TZ16 u7500 80gb hdd 2gb ram

acer aspire one a150. 1.6ghz 1.5gb ram. 6cell battery :D

EEE PC 900. 9" 900mhz 2gb ram. i have been messing around with windows 7 and 8 hehe

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Postby bigs » Mon Feb 13, 2012 18:29

don't think ubuntu is a play thing, its the other way round lol.

I use ubuntu for work, and for logging into servers, recovering locked windows files from hard drives, etc.

Sounds like chrome os is more app based, so will have apps suited for for more play type activities.

Also chrome browser works perfectly in ubuntu, so really ubuntu ain't that bad. Currently I use "iron" which to me is a better version of the chrome browser since it does not report all your web stats to google!
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard

OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!

sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate

light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn

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Postby blaster » Mon Feb 13, 2012 20:41

What I ment was chrome is amazing cos it boots fast and uses next to no resorses. You gain so much even compeared to ubuntu. I found ubuntu to allways be a cpu hog.

When a modern day is uses min 150mb of ram you know some one os doing somthibg right.

Im guessing you can install drivers the same way you do onubuntu using termanl (i dont realy know. Stilk new to linux termanal navagation)

I think it could be realy good for our ux if we can dule boot. 1gb will go ferther on chromium that chroms running on windows or even ubuntu.
UX37GN - taking out the pcie wifi. adding internal usb hib with wifi and adding a broadcom crustal hd

TZ17 - u7600 48gb sony slc ssd 2gb ram. TZ16 u7500 80gb hdd 2gb ram

acer aspire one a150. 1.6ghz 1.5gb ram. 6cell battery :D

EEE PC 900. 9" 900mhz 2gb ram. i have been messing around with windows 7 and 8 hehe

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Postby bigs » Tue Feb 14, 2012 08:47

strange blaster you should say that, as ubuntu uses only around 150Mb RAM too when it first boots and nothing loaded up. Ubuntu definitely is not a CPU hog, since I can get over 2 hours on the standard battery with general surfing, and over 5 hours using the extended battery.

Not sure, but I think there is an XP lite edition or win 7 lite edition that too will use similar base memory.

As I said, if you want everything cloud, and online, then chrome OS is the way to go. For traditionalists, keeping data on device and on device processing is one way to do things. Guess that is what makes the UX special.
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard

OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!

sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate

light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn

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Postby blaster » Tue Feb 14, 2012 13:17

i ran ubuntu on an atom nettop. i found it ran alot better with hyper threading OFF. wtf, cpu was on heavly load most of the time

chrome has alot less fils. think about it. it has a few icone and a few images to make it. what does ubuntu have? thourongs of images to make everything so even thow only a few things are loaded inthat 150mb space there is still alot not loaded and will use more of the hdd power when it needs to grab the files

think about it how much DO you do that cant be in a browser. althow yes i think you can run movies off a flash drive (or main disc?) so there is that going on
UX37GN - taking out the pcie wifi. adding internal usb hib with wifi and adding a broadcom crustal hd

TZ17 - u7600 48gb sony slc ssd 2gb ram. TZ16 u7500 80gb hdd 2gb ram

acer aspire one a150. 1.6ghz 1.5gb ram. 6cell battery :D

EEE PC 900. 9" 900mhz 2gb ram. i have been messing around with windows 7 and 8 hehe

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Postby bigs » Wed Feb 15, 2012 03:23

must be some sort of incompatibility between the Atom based netbook and Ubuntu to do the CPU loading you talk of. It is possible that Ubuntu is more suited for the core class CPUs or even the Pentium M ones. I found with the core solo 1.2Ghz, performance feel was about double that found in a standard install of XP, and thats with 512Mb RAM.

It may be true Chome OS uses overall less resource, but it depends on running alot of its apps using online capability, ie does not taax the local CPU. for UX users, one can be fully independent, using ones own CPU, RAM, and storage all in a pocket sized formfactor.

As for hard drive power, using a good SSD will reduce hard drive access times, and I find my isntall of Ubuntu hardly uses the hard drive, unless loading up software that has not been precached.

Ultimately Ubuntu or another distro of linux is most suitable for the UX as it matched with UX Style, to be independant, hehe
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard

OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!

sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate

light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn


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