November 30, 2009 at 9:31 pm
Google’s Chrome OS is still at the very early stages with the source code only recently released. For those interested in testing Chromium OS (the open-source project name of Chrome OS), the developer page has been handily updated to include which netbooks should work with the operating system.
They only list the systems that can run the unmodified Chromium OS source code first time round. It highlights which functionality works and which is broken for the netbooks tested so far. For instance, only those netbooks using the Atheros wireless module will work, the Broadcom module will not.
The only recent netbooks that appear to work across all four tests (Wifi, Ethernet, Trackpad, Suspend/Resume) are the ASUS Eee PC 1008HA and Toshiba Mini NB200/NB205. A few other models should work across three of the four tests, apart from Wi-Fi, where the module brand (Atheros/Broadcom) is unknown. These models are the Acer AOP531h, Acer AOD250, Acer Aspire One AOD250-1165, Gateway LT20 and Packard Bell DOT S.