Tags:#Google#web The port was made possible, no doubt, by Hexxeh’s firmware toolkit for the Cr-48 computer, which allows you to load any OS unmodified onto the machine. That project, documented here, should only be undertaken by serious hacker-types as it involves opening up the casing of the computer, flipping a “developer mode” switch on, launching a shell and running various commands. And the entire process could turn your machine into a brick if you mess up.If that doesn’t sound too intimidating (ha!), you can follow the steps outlined here to get going, if not with Android yet, at least with Ubuntu, Mac OS X or Windows 7.Why Two OS’s, Google? Much has already been said about Google’s decision to develop, simulatenously, two different computer operating systems, Chrome OS and Android. Originally, Chrome OS was meant for netbook/notebook computers while Android was designed for smartphones and other mobile devices.However, as tablet computing – thanks to the iPad – took off, the line between a mobile computer and a desktop computer is beginning to blur. Windows 7 is appearing on new tablets at CES this week, Android is already running on tablets and Chrome OS, courtesy of another Hexxeh port, made it to the iPad.This had led some to speculate that the two operating systems will merge or that, perhaps, Chrome OS will even fail. Most notably, former Googler/Gmail creator/FriendFeed founder turned Facebook engineer/Y Combinator partner Paul Bucheit recently tweeted a predication that “Chrome OS will be killed next year (or ‘merged’ with Android).” He later explained via FriendFeed that he felt “ChromeOS has no purpose that isnt better served by Android.” It was a sentiment that struck a cord, as you can see by the discussion that followed.In the meantime, we hope Hexxeh will release the details of this latest Android to Cr-48 hack so developers can do a little “merging” of their own. Developer Liam McLoughin, more commonly known as “Hexxeh” on the Web, has ported Google’s Android mobile operating system over to the Cr-48 notebook computer, which previously ran Google’s notebook operating system Chrome OS. The basic, black computer, test hardware currently being distributed to thousands of tech journalists and enthusiasts worldwide, is meant to demonstrate the upcoming cloud-based desktop operating system from Google known as Chrome OS.Hexxeh, who typically releases customized versions of Chrome OS via his website, had previously ported Chrome OS to iPad, among other things. With this latest port of Android to the desktop now in the open, a question is raised: if Chrome OS can run on tablets and Android can run on notebooks, why is Google developing two separate operating systems? Android on Cr-48McLoughin tweeted the following image of the Android port last night, but subsequent tweets noted that the files used in accomplishing this feat are currently incomplete. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… To one follower (@coggy9) who said he had found Hexxeh’s Android.tar.gz files online (sneaky!), McLoughin replied that the files the user discovered were incomplete, out of date, and that “the kernel needs options changing to support the GPT partitioning on the Cr-48.” In other words, this project isn’t finished yet.However, it appears that @coggy9 was able to get Android to boot on his Chrome OS PC, regardless. sarah perez
View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netStar forward Allein Maliksi said Friday he does not harbor any hard feelings after being left off the Gilas Pilipinas team that is set to see action in the Fiba Asia Cup in August.“I’m okay with it, and I’ll give my support to the team,” said Maliksi in Filipino after his Hotshots brushed off Alaska 101-92 in the PBA Governors’ Cup at Ynares Sports Center.ADVERTISEMENT “Let’s say that coach Chot wanted me to be in the team, but it really can’t happen because there will only be 12 slots, 11 if there’s an import,” said Maliksi. “Maybe next time I’ll get in.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 3 DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ “I respect coach Chot’s decision because I saw that Matthew Wright and Roger Pogoy played well [during the Seaba Championship]. There will always be someone who will have to sacrifice and will not make the team.”READ: Reyes says he was ‘asked’ to leave Maliksi out of SEAG rosterFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMaliksi proved his worth as a national player when he suited up for the Philippines in the Fiba Asia Cup Qualifiers and in the Seaba Championship, extending the floor with his shooting and providing depth in the wing position.Reyes, however, said he was “asked” to leave out Maliksi in favor of Star teammate Jio Jalalon for the Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon.
The recent Earthquake in Nepal is still alive in our minds in which thousands of people died and the country’s homes and other infrastructure have been devastated. With a view to