Stream

Join this community to post or comment

Daniel Luck

CloudReady / installing from USB/SD  - 
 
Windows 10 vs Chrome OS: A Tale of Two Upgrades

I've got mid-2010 HP Pavilion Desktop PC at Home that can boot into both Window 10 Home and Chromium OS (CloudReady). I'm primarily running Chromium OS.

I wanted to get v52 on my Desktop at Home so I created the USB Installer and tried to perform clean install onto the system (Check for Updates weren't showing v52 available). The installation failed and I couldn't boot from the Hard Drive with Chromium OS. I removed the Hard Drive (in the form of Compact Flash Card) and placed into Laptop that had CF Card Reader. Using the Laptop, Card Reader and USB Installer, I got Chromium v52 installed on the CF Card in about 30 minutes.

While I was waiting for the Chromium OS to be installed, I decided to boot into Windows 10. After booting up Windows, the OS said there was "Feature Update" (Anniversary Edition). After 3 hours, the OS was stuck on "Upgrading 47%". After rebooting, the system said "Rolling Back Upgrades". After trying once more, the upgrade was completed after an hour or so. Windows 10's interface seemed tweaked and changed (for the better), but the upgrade could have gone much smoother.

Although both upgrades had failed, Chrome OS was much faster to re-install (even using CF Card).

Windows 10 Anniversary Update = 4.5 Hours
Chromium OS (CloudReady) v52 = 30 Minutes

I've put the CF Card back into the Desktop PC, and I'm back to running Chromium OS again at Home.
1
Add a comment...

Denny D

Releases/Updates  - 
 
Pixel 3 could be a new Chrome OS hybrid with Android laptop
In just over a week from today, Google will take center stage and unveil a range of new hardware products. Previous reports, leaks and teasers suggest two Pixel smartphones, Pixel and Pixel XL, a n…
5
Add a comment...

Robby Payne

Discussion  - 
 
 
Many are talking about Andromeda and we have some...different opinions. Here they are.
It all started with a tweet. Well, to be fair, this has been whispered and rumored for some time now. The sudden popularity of Andromeda on the web is a clear sign that people want a singular, focu…
20
Michael Dopp's profile photo
 
The tech press have been hot for the idea that Google would fold Chrome OS into Android for several years. It's not surprising in the least to see that speculation on every article about every change in Chrome OS going back at least that long. Most of them simply can't get their heads around the idea Google has multiple OSs because they serve different purposes.
I think you are dead on that those older articles are referring to what we've come to know as Android running in virtual space on Chrome OS.
I think it just as likely that Hiroshi - in reference to his tweet about the future seeing Oct 4th as historical - is talking about the launch of 'Google Home', or whatever they decide to call it.
Hiroshi runs Android, Chrome OS and Chromecast platforms. While 'Home' really seems like a search product it is very likely Google will treat it as a platform unto itself. Really that makes the most sense since it will definitely need to be open to third party tie in. It wouldn't be surprising if that platform will be added to Hiroshi's responsibilities. It's already been shown that Home will have close working ties with the Google Cast platform. Having it all under one leadership makes a lot of sense. 
Add a comment...

Torben Colding
moderator

Releases/Updates  - 
 
"You no longer have to be an early adopter to run Android apps on a Chromebook. Google has released a stable version of Chrome OS that includes Google Play Store access in beta, giving you the opportunity to run mobile apps on top of your usual web access."
The stable version of Chrome OS includes Google Play Store access if you're using the right PC.
25
1
David Bell's profile photo
3 comments
 
+Marc Herbert
nah, that ain't it.
Add a comment...

Torben Colding
moderator

Pixel / Google Devices  - 
 
As a reference to all the various Chromebook Octane Benchmark scores floating around out there, I thought I would share the performance of my Chromebook Pixel LS 2015 for comparison.

The test was run in guest mode (without any extensions) immediately after a reboot.

Run the test: https://developers.google.com/octane/

#ChromebookPixel #OctaneScore
8
Add a comment...
1 comment

Michael Thalleen

Releases/Updates  - 
 
On Beta 54 on my HP14 G1. Using Crosh to see what is running in the background. 
16
Frank Tedesco's profile photo
Add a comment...

Tony Barrera

Discussion  - 
 
Between Allo's release and hearing about this, I'm loving Google right now!
13
Add a comment...

Martin Stibor

Discussion  - 
 
Wow, I realised how I like the command line "Crosh" => [CTRL+ALT+T] in Chrome/Chromium OS.
I would recommend command: help_advanced
It is simple to learn quite elegant.
(My example: chrome-extension://nkoccljplnhpfnfiajclkommnmllphnl/html/crosh.html)
4
Add a comment...
1 comment

James Kissel

Discussion  - 
 
Chrome OS vs Chrome Browser

Are the version numbers lock stepped?
4
Add a comment...

About this community

Gabby Bryant

Acer Devices  - 
 
Is there an app that can assist in using Iphone6 with bluetooth on an acer chromebook 11?
1
Add a comment...

Jason Kyle Benson

CloudReady / installing from USB/SD  - 
 
You can report malicious or inappropriate apps you find in the Play Store app
6
Add a comment...

Daniel Luck

Discussion  - 
 
This past weekend, I was thinking about the devices and OS's that that I use on daily basis. Lately, I've been using mobile devices and OS's such as iOS, tvOS and ChromeOS.

The devices I use the most are an Apple iPhone 6 with iOS 10 and Acer ChromeBook 11 with Chrome OS v53. I was able to use pickup and use ChromeOS right away because I'm already using HTML5 Web Apps on iOS and other platforms. At Home, I can relax with TV-Based OS's such as tvOS (Apple TV), Roku and Android TV (Sony Bravia).

The future of computing seems to going towards Mobile and TV platforms, such as iOS, tvOS, ChromeOS and Android TV.
25
1
Daniel Luck's profile photo
2 comments
 
+Mike Schreimann I'm looking forward to running Android Apps on my Acer ChromeBook 11 later this year or early next year. I've got Android TV built into my Sony Bravia TV (also with ChromeCast Support). I'm also got several Roku's so I can use the Roku OS as well.

I'm more "mobile computing" and "casual gaming" leaning as opposed to desktop and console oriented at this point.
Add a comment...

Makers Of Web

Releases/Updates  - 
 
New Google Updates Releases ‘Stable’ Version Of Merged Android-Chrome OS #Google #GoogleChrome #ChromeOS #android #news #update #apps
New Google Updates Releases ‘Stable’ Version Of Merged Android-Chrome OS
7
1
Add a comment...

Robby Payne

Discussion  - 
 
 
RAM? More and faster is what we want and it's coming to Chromebooks.
We’ve come across some interesting info regarding a new board, codenamed ‘Reef’. What we know about it thus far is pretty sparse, but one particular characteristic of this board i…
5
Add a comment...
1 comment
 
Read this from another group...
http://www.howtogeek.com/170648/10-commands-included-in-chrome-oss-hidden-crosh-shell/
Fun info from those just getting started with crosh
17
2
Add a comment...
2 comments

John Fields

CloudReady / installing from USB/SD  - 
 
Newbie question: are there any KVM images of Chrome OS one can quickly download and run? The wiki says to compile whole from source... (maybe next year when I have more time?). Want to start trying it out a few hours at a time.. 
2
Add a comment...
3 comments

Daniel Luck

Other Devices  - 
 
I was pleasantly surprised to find out what Chrome OS supports an old USB Skype Handset called iPevo FR-33.1 from about 7 years ago. I was able to use without any drivers and with Skype Web for Chrome OS.

Ironically, I'm also using Dell Desktop PC from 2009 to run Chromium OS.
14
Daniel Luck's profile photo
 
+jadon commings I'm amazed how well Chrome OS supports many older devices and hardware.
Add a comment...

Brian Kass
owner

Discussion  - 
 
this community is now over 37,000 members and with that comes tons of spam. I need help controlling the spam so, if you are interested in becoming a moderator for this community comment below
5
Add a comment...
14 comments

Nero 3S

Discussion  - 
 
what would be a good chromebook for school (im buying one for my sister)
7
1
David Linn's profile photo
8 comments
 
The Acer R11 (one of the Chromebooks with early access to the Android Play Store) is available in a variety of configurations from the Acer ebay store (stores.ebay.com/Acer). You can find some really good deals on a refurb there.
Add a comment...