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Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:23 am

Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

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Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:00 am

Short answer: no.

Slightly longer: not in any format of interest to an end-user.

"Hexxeh" was working on porting Chrome OS to the Raspberry Pi. He got as far as getting it to boot: http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/20/chro ... pberry-pi/
but AFAIK it was never very usable. The latest news is he has stopped work on it. http://blog.hexxeh.net/welcome-to-2013

If you're still determined to try it, check out http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/qu ... -chrome-os

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Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:10 am

Sure you can download it.. just don't try to run it. :mrgreen:

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Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:43 pm

Someone could try to build a port for the Pi using code from the Chromium OS perhaps.
I'm happy to help.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=51794 - List of games that work on the Pi.

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Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:44 pm

Hi everybody,

have anyone tried this build already?

http://arnoldthebat.co.uk/wordpress/chromium-os/

There are some build for ARM devices, too.

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Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Sat May 24, 2014 5:21 am

With the new Driver, would it be possible to make a better port?

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Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Sat May 24, 2014 1:18 pm

What's wrong with the chromium browser, which is in the Rasbdian respository ?

OK, the icon isn't quite as sexy......
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Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Sat May 24, 2014 1:38 pm

pluggy wrote:What's wrong with the chromium browser, which is in the Rasbdian respository ?

OK, the icon isn't quite as sexy......
chromium browser does not equate to chrome / chromium OS
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Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Sat May 24, 2014 1:43 pm

moocow1452 wrote:With the new Driver, would it be possible to make a better port?
Chrome / Chromium OS is built for ARMv7 or x86, the Pi is ARMv6 so like Android would take a lot of work to be usable..
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Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Sat May 24, 2014 1:55 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:
pluggy wrote:What's wrong with the chromium browser, which is in the Rasbdian respository ?

OK, the icon isn't quite as sexy......
chromium browser does not equate to chrome / chromium OS
Ignore the bloke in Barnoldswick, he can't read..... ;)
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Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Sat May 24, 2014 2:22 pm

pluggy wrote:
fruitoftheloom wrote:
pluggy wrote:What's wrong with the chromium browser, which is in the Rasbdian respository ?

OK, the icon isn't quite as sexy......
chromium browser does not equate to chrome / chromium OS
Ignore the bloke in Barnoldswick, he can't read..... ;)
Do not understand, all I was pointing out this thread reads Chrome OS, you posted about a Browser....where is Barnoldswick ?
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Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Sat May 24, 2014 2:37 pm

I didn't see the OS bit, I read it as Chrome (implied the browser).

https://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=53.916573 ... 4&t=m&z=14
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Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:39 am

fruitoftheloom wrote:
moocow1452 wrote:With the new Driver, would it be possible to make a better port?
Chrome / Chromium OS is built for ARMv7 or x86, the Pi is ARMv6 so like Android would take a lot of work to be usable..

Guys in the Chromium OS Dev Mailing list implied that it could be done with a reset compile, especially since Hexxeh did a lot of the work beforehand if one was willing to fish it out of the git history, so it might be a step easier or is that work still irrelevant?

https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.or ... vxDVg0y_A4

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Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:21 am

It should be relevant , but without someone to actually
continue Hexxeh's efforts the discussion is moot ..


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Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:10 am

What does GNU/Linux with Chromium give you that GNU/Linux with Raspbian doesn't? It's the same question as GNU/Linux with Android and mostly a waste of time.
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Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:40 am

Like Android, Chromium OS would not be classified as running on a Certified Device, so even if could get it to install some of the Google Chrome OS Features may not be available, not everything Google release is open source.....
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