And maybe to see if I can get noticed by some companies
Well, you are clearly orchestrating the distribution of copyrighted items to millions of internet users, AND the ads on your website are going to bring in a bit of money, so you should be expecting a call by the MPAA/RIAA or similar in a day or so
The Chromium OS code is open-source, what I'm doing is perfectly fine.
your school won't give you any bandwidth?
Heh, their server creaks under the load of the students alone.
And enjoy the ad revenues, you deserve them!
I'm putting money from the ads back into paying for the server/bandwidth, more users means more bandwidth for the updates, and bandwidth isn't free.
I do this because I enjoy making/doing something people find useful, not to make a profit.
And maybe to see if I can get noticed by some companies, that too.
I don't get who this guy is. He was the source for ChromeOS builds?!? Google dropped it?! How does this guy handle Google's builds?
I don't get it.
ChromeOS Zero - what's so special about it?
These builds take the ChromiumOS source provided by Google, and just improve upon it and deviate slightly from the direction Google is going in. Google is tailoring to a very limited set of devices, but really, there are a lot of people on a very wide range of hardware who would like to use ChromiumOS, and so I'm trying to make it more accessible/usable. I'm also providing updates automatically with the launch of the updater beta, to remove the need for frequent reimages to stay up to date.
I was testing an earlier ChromeOS build in VMWare and although it worked OK when at home, on a network with proxy went to click the option to configure proxy, it opens up another tab in the browser - "Page cannot be displayed" - the proxy page couldn't be displayed unless I already had an internet connection working, and without setting the proxy I couldn't get an internet connection.
You need to do it via terminal right now sorry since there's no UI in place, edit
At this stage (nconsidering it's a one-man show) you still need to roll your own: http://www.downloadsquad.com/2009/12/04/how-to-convert-hexxehs-chrome-os-build-image-to-a-virtualbox-v/
Conversion is broken in Zero, you'll need to download Cherry for that, I'm working on it, but like you said, one man show and I have college too.
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