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Download Google Chrome OS for Free

Google’s open-source Chrome OS is expected to release before the end of 2010, but eager adopters can get a preview of it now. You’ll first have to install VMware, which is a virtualization software that will allow you to run Chrome OS from within Windows, Mac OSX , or Linux. Google released the open-source code for developers, but for those of you who just want to give the OS a test run, you can find a virtual machine image here that will run along with VMware.

If you’re not quite ready to jump through hoops and give Chrome OS a hands-on test run on your personal computer, check out the Chrome OS demo video below for a quick look at what the operating system is all about.


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