From Google they have a proposal to give a new opportunity to old computers compatible with Windows and Mac: install Chrome OS. In this sense, the company has created Chrome OS Flexthe service that allows you to incorporate Google’s cloud-based operating system, totally free.
As reported by Google, computers with ChromeOS offer good performance for years, are easy to manage and provide proactive protection of user data. Thus, with the service Google aims to bring the advantages of its operating system to a larger audience, regardless of the type of machines they use.
So far, the initiative is in an early access phase and it is necessary to fill out a form to be included in the program that allows access to ChromeOS Flex.
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For those selected, the software allows you to create a USB with the installation files necessary to install the operating system on a PC or Mac and replace the default operating system.
According to Google, ChromeOS Flex is aimed at those looking for a easy to manage operating system, especially in educational and work environments. Among its advantages, details such as integration with Android, cloud synchronization of settings and bookmarks, access to Google Assistant, among others, stand out.
Before installing it, it is important to comply with minimum hardware requirements to run ChromeOS:
- Intel or AMD architecture x86-64-bit RAM: 4 GB
- 4GB RAM
- 16GB of internal storage
- Ability to boot from USB
- Administrator access to BIOS
- Processor and graphics: components manufactured before 2010 may offer a poor experience
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And if you want to proceed with the installation of Chrome OS Flex, the company offers a detailed guide with the steps to follow to do so.