Quote: Originally Posted by groze
as far as I can tell, you can't use Chrome OS unless you buy a chrome based computer, like apple, they are specific hardware enabled OS'es, I think it's sourced from Chromium OS which is Linux Based.
It's different from MacOsX. Chrome OS is open source
, so it's totally free to download and use (or even modify as you like) anywhere you want. You can get it here: Get Cr OS Linux - Chrome Plated OS
Android is quite similar too, in fact, both can be run as main systems in any desktop PC if you really want (why is another history).
Mac is different because it's proprietary software and its license explicitly restricts usage to Apple hardware only.
Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260
You're essentially using chrome as a OS. Not that much different than just installing chrome on whatever you have now and using it.
If you really want that, it would be much easier to replace the Windows shell with Chrome instead of Explorer
But yes, I agree, it has more value as an experiment rather than some useful purpose.