Discussion about
Maccadude33

December 12th 2009 11:26 pm

Optimizing Chrome OS as a VM

I just set up the system through VirtualBox and everything seems to be working so far. However, I notice that responsiveness is a tad slow and that screen res and window size seem to be locked in. I'm guessing this is because the system is technically for netbooks that would have displays far smaller than mine, but there could be a way to expand the window.

Video playback is a bust too. No sound, choppy framerate. I'm guessing it just won't support my speakers for now. I've dedicated 1GB of RAM to it, and though I have more memory, I'm hesitant to draw more out of my total 4GB for now. Thoughts?

sort by

8 replies
brett

i just dont think it works well in a VM at this point. I have the same issues and so do most other people. the resolution is apparently hard-coded into that image. I dedicated about 2GB RAM and a bunch of video RAM to it but to no avail. i think we will have to wait for a real alpha version before itll start to play nice with VMs.
0 like dislike
Maccadude33

Wells that's a bummer. I wonder how it runs natively. And I gotta wonder what timeframe we can expect a usable build in. The Linux/OS X build of the browser just hit a little while ago.

I have to wonder what the adoption rate is going to be for this system, and how much it shaves off of the traditional netbook price. Windows XP/7 aren't likely to give ground easily in that market, but who knows...
0 like dislike
rick2134

Its suppose to work from a SSD this is why you may find it a tad slow
0 like dislike
Maccadude33

Anything on an SSD should run faster than on a standard hard drive, but I'd think that the more powerful processing power would make up for some of the speed loss. A netbook is not gonna have performance on par with a MBP. I was just looking for ways that I could better use it, as I think it may have potential for low-end web servers and whatnot.
0 like dislike
ashwani2010

There is no point of this article as there is no UI is available its just crom browser there and some add-ons NO operating system is stuff there!!

DONT DOWNLOAD GUYS
0 like dislike
Maccadude33

Why not? It's fun to mess with. And yes, that is what it is, a browser with some extras. No harm in that.
0 like dislike
brett

yeah man, Chrome OS is a browser, that's not a mistake. there isnt really going to be more to it. the additions will be in optimization and direct links to different web apps. obviously there will be UI tweaks as well, but Chrome OS is a browser.
0 like dislike
philheaton

@ashwani2010 You've missed the whole point. Cloud computing and net storage is the direction we're moving in. Its inevitable. Local based apps are fast becoming a thing of the past. Why waste resources on single server storage when you can redirect modern computing power to harness the power of the web? You've only to look at the increasing popularity of Google Apps, Microsoft Office Online etc to realise that net productivity is fast becoming the mode de jour. Even gaming is more net based than local.
In short, Chrome OS is the thing of the future, and any software vendor worth their salt will tell you the same thing.
0 like dislike
share:

Products mentioned

5 users following this discussion:

  • philheaton
  • ashwani2010
  • Maccadude33
  • rick2134
  • brett

This discussion has been viewed 1286 times.
Last activity .