Chrome OS hacker Hexxeh has released a port of Google’s Chrome OS for the MacBook Air, Chromium is the open source version of Google’s Chrome OS, and Hexxeh managed to get it running on his MacBook Air.
According to Hexxeh the MacBook Air takes around 22 seconds to boot into Google’s Chrome OS, and it had to be installed direct onto the MacBook Air’s SSD, and he can now dual boot with OS X and Google’s Chrome OS.
I’ve only tested this on an 11″ model of the Air (MacbookAir3,1), since that’s all I have, but I should think it’d work without issue on the 13″ version (MacbookAir3,2) too. I’ve also not tested previous generations of the Macbook Air, but I suspect they’ll work too. Infact, this image will probably work on quite a number of nVidia-based Macbook/Macbook Pro machines. I won’t be supporting anything but the MacbookAir3,1 and MacbookAir3,2 but if it just happens to work for you on something else, great!
You can find out more information on how Google’s Chrome OS was ported to the MacBook Air over at Hexxeh’s website.
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