A peek at the Google Chromium OS

When I first learned that Google released the source code for their new operating system, I was determined to try it out. Unless you have been living in the Styx for the last year, you must have read that it described by many as a revolution in operating systems (1, 2), and that it will spell the end to Microsoft’s dominance in operating system software (3). So, when Google opened up the source code to developers (4), I decided to download the code, build the operating system, and give it a spin. In particular, I was interested in how fast it would boot because that was one of the most important design considerations.
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