Google’s CR-48 Notebook Hacked To Run Ubuntu
It has been over a week since Google revealed their Chrome OS Beta program and the much rumoured CR-48 Chrome Notebook. Many thousands have already received the device; even-so Google is still to send out about 50,000 more of these! Because the CR-48 is only a beta device, Google included a ‘jailbreak’ or ‘developer mode’ switch which effectively makes it possible to do anything with the to (reportedly one can install any OS onto it).
Well, some people have already began to mess around with their devices. A member of the Chrome OS Forums alerted us about this particular video; above you’ll see a person who’s been able to install Ubuntu onto the Cr-48 notebook. This doesn’t come as a massive surprise though as Google had already suggested that this would be possible.
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What’s surprising though is that Google has released their own official guide on how to install Ubuntu onto the Cr-48 Chrome notebook. One would have expected them to be a little more protective of a device that they gave out for free for only one purpose; to test out the Chrome OS Beta.
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