After inserting, I opened up the netbook and hit power. After a quick change in boot order in the BIOS I was ready to roll. Within seconds:
The Chromebook took about a minute to boot up. I’m sure loaded to a working hard drive would prove faster, but sadly I do not have that option.
The first thing I saw? A simple box asking for language and to choose a network. And then…
And that was the end of set up. It worked. I was in, on the net, and ready to roll!
(I actually logged in as a guest so that my information would not be there. However I tested before on the USB drive and it even imported all my Chrome extensions and theme from my Google Account!)
So what does a Chromebook look like?
That’s it! The idea behind Chrome OS is cloud computing. Which makes it perfect for a netbook with no hard drive. With Chrome as your browser, you get all sorts of extensions allowing you to do everything in the cloud. I’ll admit, I tested out Angry Birds and it worked like a charm! Go Chromebook!
I piddled around for a few minutes, but pretty much your chrome browsing experience is what you get. For a boy using this netbook for the web only? This is perfect.
Besides, now my friend can brag about owning a Chromebook to all her friends. Geek status points!
Anyone lucky enough to play with an offical Chromebook?
- DIY: Linux Netbook Take 2 (ladyozma.info