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Ubuntu + Chrome OS = Chromixium OS?
« on: April 27, 2015, 07:33:59 pm »
Such an interesting project......
it released its first ever release a few days ago

It combines quite very basic components, but it does look gorgeous...

There is a plank dock on the lower left, LXDE Panel on the lower right and uses Openbox as its window manager

it is based off Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and it is only available in 32-bit

I only tried the RC, not the stable release.....and I noticed to be a bit heavier that Peppermint OS 5, but just for 25 MB on RAM (Kudos to Peppermint on this)

anyways it's nice to see other projects coming out attempting to bring solutions....

Chromixium 1.0 Out Now, Offers the Best of Ubuntu and Chrome OS

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Re: Ubuntu + Chrome OS = Chromixium OS?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2015, 04:35:39 am »
Hello XavyAir,

I find reading about this Chromixium project interesting.  My understanding is that Chromium/Chrome OS is built around Ubuntu Unity anyway, so this project makes perfect sense to me.  Why pay for Chrome OS when you can have a wrap around Ubuntu for free?  And more than this, assuming here that this project is a GNU/Linux distribution, it will be every bit as secure as Chrome OS and a lot more open and flexible too.  So, I like what I'm seeing and hearing here.

Chromixium sounds as if it's still a little heavy on system resources though, and there are no 64-bit versions yet.  But I will toss Chromixium one day onto a flash drive and take a look at it.  I looks like a fun distribution to explore.  :)

Interesting post, XavyAir.  ;)

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