Remember that Cr-48 notebook again which was announced last month as the first laptop to run the much-anticipated Google Chrome OS?
Oh, yeah. We actually joined the ride with the folks at CNET with their first look of Chrome OS on Cr-48. I assume you learned Google is inviting participants of its Pilot Program to test Cr-48 Chrome notebook and have them sent with detailed feedback.
|Mac OS X on Cr-48|
It turns out there’s even more than a detailed feedback, but some sort of – bad news for Google perhaps? The unbranded matte black notebook donning a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N455 CPU is actually designed to run Chrome OS. Interestingly, it has been hacked to run Ubuntu, and now – the Windows 7 and Mac OS X. The interface is obviously sluggish, that’s basically the Cr-48 specs was not designed to run these platforms. Nevertheless, the trick to do that is indeed something awful. Check out the videos after the break.
Cr-48 Running Snow Leopard
Cr-48 Running Windows 7
The Google Chrome OS is due mid this year, as expected, so just stay tuned for more updates.