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Are there any fedora spin using Chrome / Chromium OS as a Desktop?

asked 2014-12-23 05:27:31 -0500

jacky gravatar image

As we know Google Chrome / Chromium OS is a fantistic web desktop(webtop?). And fedora have many spins for different desktop like kde, lxde, etc. So I think we can make a spin for Chrome / Chromium OS. My question is are there any fedora spin using Chrome / Chromium OS as a Desktop?

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answered 2014-12-23 13:21:27 -0500

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Fedora spins are alternate versions of Fedora, tailored for various types of users via hand-picked application sets and other customizations. Unlike the fedora remix , these spins are official versions. List of spins are available here: https://spins.fedoraproject.org/

None of these spins uses Chrome / Chromium. And IMHO, Chrome OS / Chromium OS is not a desktop, it is a complete standalone OS. So I don't think you can run chromium OS as a desktop in Fedora. But of course you run XFCE or GNOME and use the chromium browser.

If you think, you can run Chrome OS as desktop, you can create a the fedora remix by yourself and get it listed at fedoraproject.org/wiki/List_of_Fedora_remixes .

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answered 2014-12-23 07:49:22 -0500

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Chromium OS is an operating system. Fedora is an operating system. You might be able to use an instance of Chromium OS in a virtual machine running on Fedora - but to run it natively would be like trying to get Firefox to run in a Chrome Browser window.

You could re-spin Fedora to include Chrome, I suppose, but I'm not aware of anyone doing this and I'm not sure how Google would react (and it's an easy post-install addition anyway).

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answered 2014-12-23 08:04:33 -0500

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Chrome/Chromium stuff is a little bit more complicated https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Chromium . Right now there is even no chromium in official repos. You can produce a spin by yourself, but an official Fedora spin is not yet possible imho.

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