Subject: General Tech | May 16, 2016 - 07:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: google, Chromium OS
Google has released a beta version of their Container-VM Image to those interested in how they manage their Cloud. It is built to handle Docker and Kubernetes instances on the Google cloud, not for home usage on a small scale. If you are curious about the competition for Amazon, Microsoft and other providers of Clouded services you should follow the links from the post on The Register for a look. Be aware this is a beta, not all features are available and some of the ones which are may not be compatible with future updates but it is a great way to familiarize yourself with the inner lining of the Google Cloud Platform.
"Google's decided the Chromium OS is its preferred operating system for running containers in its own cloud. And why wouldn't it – the company says it uses it for its own services."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Microsoft Adding More Ads To Windows 10 Start Menu @ Slashdot
- Updategate: Microsoft is giving specific times for 'compulsory' Windows 10 upgrade @ The Inquirer
- Microsoft phone support contractors told to hang up after 15 minutes @ The Register
- Solving ISP problem with a Homebrew LTE Yagi @ Hack a Day
- Lenovo Pocket Projector First Look @ TechARP
- Seagate ready for the HAMR blow: First drives out in 2017 @ The Register
- Super Strong 3D Component Carbon Fiber Parts @ Hack a Day
- 7-Zip vulnerabilities prompt security scramble to plug data leaks @ The Inquirer
- Linux kernel 4.6 brings USB 3.1 support and a new OrangeFS file system @ The Inquirer
Subject: Mobile | May 16, 2011 - 05:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: chrome, DIY, Chromium OS
If you can't wait for someone to release a mobile PC with the Chromium OS preinstalled, then why not pick up your own laptop and install Chromium yourself? ExtremeTech walks you through the process, from finding or making a build to install and installing it on a bootable USB device to moving that installation onto an internal drive. There are links to troubleshooting sites and they reveal that the default password seems to be facepunch.
"On June 15, Samsung and Acer will release the first consumer-oriented Chrome OS laptops, or Chromebooks as Google likes to call them. Both hardware- and software-wise, these netbooks are nothing special: You can download Chrome OS's open source brother, Chromium OS, for free -- and at around $400 for a Chromebook, you would certainly expect some better hardware than what Samsung and Acer are offering.
In fact, for around $300 you can get a cheaper and more powerful netbook with Windows 7 pre-installed -- and it only takes about 30 minutes to wipe Windows and install Chrome OS yourself. You'll end up with a better and cheaper Chromebook -- and to top it off, you'll have a spare Windows 7 license that you can give to your mom."
Here are some more Mobile articles from around the web:
- CyberPower's X6-9300 and MSI's GT680R: Fighting for Your Mobile Gaming Dollar @ AnandTech
- Lenovo T420: The Ultimate Business Machine @ InsideHW
- Lenovo IdeaPad U260 Review @ t-break
- Sony Vaio F-Series @ The Inquirer
- Samsung NC110-A01 Review @ TechReviewSource
- HP EliteBook 8460p: Everything But The Screen @ AnandTech
- HP ProBook 6360b Review @ TechReviewSource
- Cooler Master CM Storm SF-19 Strike Force Notebook Cooler Review @ eTeknix
- Targus Truss Leather iPad Case Review @ Tech-Reviews.co.uk
- Four bars? The disconnect between bars and cell signal @ Ars Technica
- LG Optimus 2X (G2x / P990) Android Phone Review @ HardwareHeaven
- HTC HD7: Now With NoDo @ AnandTech
- iPhone 4 Commuter Series Quick Look @ t-break
- iPhone 4 App Review: Type n Walk @ t-break
- HTC Incredible S: HTC at its Best @ InsideHW
- HTC Flyer review @ Engadget