My Cr-48 Chrome Notebook hasn’t arrived from Google…yet. Larry…Sergey…where is the love? I’m still waiting…
But, Splashtop has “splashed-down”:
…Splashtop OS, a lightweight, web-centric operating system optimized for notebooks and netbooks…Splashtop OS is a browser-based “companion OS” that co-exists with the Windows operating system…
…It is available as a free download from Splashtop: http://www.splashtop.com/os.
Key benefits include:
* Fast – starts in just seconds, way before Windows;
* Safe – combines a lightweight Linux platform with the Chromium browser;
* Convenient – includes all core plug-ins, such as Adobe Flash, pre-installed;
* Smart – automatically imports critical settings from Windows for streamlined set-up;
* Personal – allows you to easily customize the environment with thousands of web apps, extensions, games and themes from the Chrome Web Store.
After I downloaded the initial setup file from their website, executed it…and the download of 315.2 MB began. Not a pleasant surprise: we should be informed that a much large file needs to be downloaded BEFORE executing the initial setup file.
After Splashtop installed, I restarted the computer into it…it takes about one minute for it to fully load the desktop.
I wish Splashtop would allow for the downloading, and saving, of the 312 MB file to a specific location: I am interested in installing it on other computers, but don’t want to again need to download the 312 MB file…I want to put it on a portable drive.
And, I wish there were a version of Splashtop that could be run from an USB drive…