Chrome OS Flex

kydsid

Supreme [H]ardness
Joined
Mar 9, 2006
Messages
5,742
Anyone else tried this out for older, formerly in storage stuff. Just booted up a 10 year old Acer Aspire 5253 laptop with a mighty AMD 1.6 ghz processor with it and it runs. Took about 10 minutes to load the OS. And have a free laptop to give to the youngest for him to mess around with that I wont care what happens too, bonus is he gets used to Chrome OS, which is what all the schools around here use. Hopefully give him a leg up. Sure its just a flavor of linux, but it is a very easy install process. I did run into the sandisk usb error that google has a warning about and had to switch to a samsung usb stick to get it to work.
 

DogsofJune

Supreme [H]ardness
Joined
Nov 7, 2008
Messages
4,206
I have been mulling over giving it a try on an old netbook. Just not that motivated yet.
 

bigdogchris

Fully [H]
Joined
Feb 19, 2008
Messages
18,551
I tried it out on an old dual core 4GB of ram machine and it runs really well on it. If you just need a simple simple setup I think it would work great.
 
Top