Google Chrome OS netbook compatibility list

November 30, 2009 at 9:31 pm

NetbookGoogle’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.


1,235 Responses to “Google Chrome OS netbook compatibility list”

  1. Bob said:
    December 1st, 2009 5:53 AM

    I did not see any Win CE smartbooks in the list .. curious to know if this will work on any smartbooks.

  2. Chromebook said:
    December 1st, 2009 10:37 AM

    Thanks for the heads up!

    I’m v keen to get a version of Chrome OS running… almost xmas, hopefully *someone* will bring me a notebook from that list and I can be up for new year!

  3. Chirag said:
    December 1st, 2009 4:53 PM

    ‘Google Chrome OS’ is constructed on the Linux kernel, but will implement a windowing system itself (the level of ‘X Window System’ on Linux) to be built on the desktop programs. All applications will automatically work via the web in this new operating system, provided they are conducted using standards. This will allow it to be scheduled to ‘Google Chrome OS’ will be run on standard web browsers on MS Windows, Linux or Mac OS X. See the review here –

  4. r4i said:
    December 2nd, 2009 5:34 AM

    I am hardly waiting for this Operating system. The revies are awesome really awesome.