You Can Now Install Chromium OS on an Intel Compute Stick
Back in March, Asus unveiled Chromebit — a computer-on-a-stick that runs Google’s Chrome OS. While it’s been more than six months since the device was introduced, it’s still not available on the market. Well there comes up a method that allows you to try Chromium OS on your Intel Compute Stick or a similar device.
The method is devised by Ian Morrison who states that it should allow you to load any version of Chromium OS on the Compute Stick, but “not all the readily available builds work flawlessly.”
The developer has also built an image that includes WiFi out of the box, and that also works with Crouton. Meaning you get two operating systems, Chromium OS and Ubuntu, all for the price of none!
Moreover, you can also run from a USB flash drive or SD card on the Intel Compute Stick, which means you won’t affect your existing Windows installation. Just hit F10 when the PC-on-a-stick is booting and choose the appropriate storage device from the boot options menu.
The bad news is that audio doesn’t work… at least not yet.
If you’re interested in installing the Chromium OS on your Compute Stick, you can follow the basic installation steps HERE.
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