Chrome OS Flex is a new version of Chrome OS, the cloud operating system used on Google chromebooks. As this video demonstrates, it can be installed on almost any PC, allowing — for example — new life to be brought to an old laptop.
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has very limited uses my Sunday pa had a chrome based laptop but things i can do on my full blown windows laptop was limited couldn't open an html mased doc and it didn't have pdf so i had to e mail the doc she wanted to open over to my pc to convert the file to full pdf and i couldn't find a way to set it to display 1 so it just displayed on my 75 inch 4k tv as it's main monitor as i can't stand a 2 screen display very confusing to me
I remember Microsoft working on an online OS version of Windows after it was apparent the Internet wasn't the big fad everyone assumed it was. They were convinced that their web browser IE would be all that was needed to use your computer. It was either an idea ahead of its time or one that fell flat on the intended audience. I believe this was back during the dominance of dial-up connections. Imagine tying up your single line to the house or office just so you can use your computer.
I was keen to give this a try so ran up the chromium web browser – however, when the extension is executed I am told that "linux is not currently supported" – surely this is a joke? I did, however, somehow find an unrelated company who had the recovery image on its web site and have successfully installed what looks like Flex on a spare laptop – not recommended procedure of course!
As a former Support engineer for Neverware I find this to be an interesting project. Hopefully they keep updating Chrome OS Flex
What about other apps? Can you use, for example, Discord or play Minecraft on this system?
You think my old amd phenom would be able to handle this os
Brilliant, I've been waiting for this for a few years now but this completely passed me by! I hope someone makes it available as a simple ISO so I can just use Etcher. 4 GB of RAM is a bit more than I was hoping for in minimum specs, but it sounds like a challenge to me — I've got to try it on a 2 GB machine now. Never respect the so-called "minimum-requirements"!
the ultimate in spyware no thanks.
Wonder if it works on my 2004 laptop. I suppose it doesn't, but will try anyway.
if you are stupid enough to download and use this google malware OS then go ahead lol.
Does this OS store cache for each app individually and Is it possible to delete cache easily like windows?
i cant think of any reason to give Google that kind of access to my life.
Excellent video sir😄🙏
Last time I'd checked (in early 2022), Chrome OS Flex would NOT function on any of my actually 'old' laptops and desktops.
The stated requirements include the hardware being post-2010, and even that was a bit optimistic as I have some newer models that did not work (video issues).
Perhaps when people refer to "old" computers, they mean the one that they bought just a couple of years ago….silly poodles.
Calculator – “can’t get too excited” I like it 🙂
So how does it differ from the Chrome OS installed on a Chromebook? Also no shell / bash prompt by the looks of it, a real must for me.
Sir, you look like a Teacher from Hogwarts, and your accent make it more real, but I enjoy this video, Thank you sir
11:16 Google Os Flex
Hopefully if it's already out for almost every device pc it won't have any auto freaking updates like windows. F*ckkk Microsoft!!
Don't want Google controlling my computer. I want to own my personal.
It's perfect for older devices.
70s style program format is very refreshing.
The crap version of gentoo linux
the thing about Google is, they can ditch their products whenever the hell they want.
For $60.00 you can buy a generic chrome cast with 4 GB of ram on amazon . Just get a wireless keyboard for it .
But U need Windows OS to install Chrome OS. LOL
thankyou for video
why do you look like bill gates brother?