Getting Chromium OS Flash drives into people's hands

From: Phil Shapiro 
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At my public library job I love showing people how they can turn their regular Wintel laptop into a Chromebook by booting a Chromium OS Flash drive. This works on laptops from about 2005 onwards whose BIOS can be set to boot from USB. If a laptop's hard drive is broken or if the laptop is infected with viruses, I tell them they can walk away from me with a working computer (booting from flash drive). I say, "You can have this flash drive. I'd just ask you to reimburse me for it..." 


Anyway, I'm getting ready to bid on these 20 USB Flash drives on eBay this evening (Saturday), where I'll be able to pick up a bunch of flash drive for $4 (or less). Just wanted to check to see if anyone in Chugalug wanted half of these 


http://tinyurl.com/kbwmgn6 


phil 





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=============================================================== From: Benjamin Stewart ------------------------------------------------------ This sounds fun to mess with, though I've been unimpressed with the Chromium OS builds I've found in the past. Which build do you like enough to give out?

=============================================================== From: Phil Shapiro ------------------------------------------------------ I'm using a Chromium 33 build that I downloaded from http://arnoldthebat.co.uk/wordpress/chromium-os/ ----- Original Message ----- From: "Benjamin Stewart" To: "Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group" Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2014 5:13:05 PM Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Getting Chromium OS Flash drives into people's hands This sounds fun to mess with, though I've been unimpressed with the Chromium OS builds I've found in the past. Which build do you like enough to give out? At my public library job I love showing people how they can turn their regular Wintel laptop into a Chromebook by booting a Chromium OS Flash drive. This works on laptops from about 2005 onwards whose BIOS can be set to boot from USB. If a laptop's hard drive is broken or if the laptop is infected with viruses, I tell them they can walk away from me with a working computer (booting from flash drive). I say, "You can have this flash drive. I'd just ask you to reimburse me for it..." Anyway, I'm getting ready to bid on these 20 USB Flash drives on eBay this evening (Saturday), where I'll be able to pick up a bunch of flash drive for $4 (or less). Just wanted to check to see if anyone in Chugalug wanted half of these http://tinyurl.com/kbwmgn6 phil -- Phil Shapiro, pshapiro@his.com http://www.his.com/pshapiro/briefbio.html http://www.twitter.com/philshapiro http://www.his.com/pshapiro/stories.menu.html "Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates "Learning happens thru gentleness."