The Chromebook is a laptop which runs Chrome OS, developed by a vendor assigned by Google (similar to the Nexus devices). Despite the fact that the company has made some parts of Chrome OS available as open-source via Chromium, there aren’t too many Chromium images available for non-chromebooks. But things are about to change. Neverware, which has worked with Google, has created a software that turns any old computer into a Chromebook.
LinuxLive USB Creator 2.9 recently released, is a powerful yet easy-to-use free, open-source software for Windows. LinuxLive USB Creator (LiLi) creates portable, bootable and virtualized USB stick running Linux. If you are a beginner, LiLi will let you try Linux for the first time, keeping Windows clean of any modifications. And if you are a geek, LiLi will allow you to test almost any Linux distributions directly from Windows, or just install them from a USB flash drive instead of CDs.
Installing Ubuntu on a desktop machine is quite easy and simple to follow. You can create the bootable USB drive installer either via a Windows Machine or from an Ubuntu machine. This posts will cover the two methods. WINDOWS MACHINE Step 1: Download Universal USB Installer [button link=”http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/” style=”download” color=”primary” class=”sys_btn”]Download Universal USB Installer[/button] Step 2: Create Ubuntu USB Installer First ensure that you have inserted at least a 2GB USB drive on your machine.
For those who are keen to have a handy Windows 8 installation on a usb, then this post is for you :). Requirements: – Download a copy of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO (64-bit download here, 32-bit download here) – Download Microsoft Windows 7 USB Tool (download here) – A handy 4GB USB drive Steps: – Install the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool – Launch the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, browse to the location of the downloaded Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO file, click Next – At this stage ensure your USB drive is plugged in.