Just noticed this on OMGUbuntu. I just found it and thought I'd share, so I really don't know any of the details except the end result is that you can install ChromeOS in Ubuntu so you can try it out. Not sure if there's a Windows or Mac version of this out yet.
Just downloaded it ... is the .deb really meant to be only 4KB? I assume it contains a script that prompts the full download.
Not sure, I haven't tried it out yet. It obviously loses the advantage of being a trimmed down, web-centric OS, because it's running on top of Ubuntu, but if your goal is just to tinker with it, develop for it, or try before you buy, this seems kind of cool.
That's awesome, he even has VirtualBox machines for download. Every time I'd looked for a Chrome OS download in the past all I found was "Buy a ChromeBook!". I guess it just took a bit for it to get out into the community.
You can use Parallels (VM software for Mac OS X) to run it.
They even have an option to automatically download it and install it for you in one procedure.
No need to grab links.
(not sure whether they have the most current version yet)
^same for Android even. (not ICS/Jelly Bean though afaik)
I tried that ... it won't connect to my network via WiFi or Ethernet. Attempting to connect it to WiFi, it prompts me
for my WPK security key, but gives no actual options to configure the connection. It just gives up with an error:
Chromium OS was unable to connect to Kitamura.
Please select another network or try again.
This particular OS is pretty much useless without a live network connection, so I'm unable to use it at home.