Weird Flex, but OK: Now you can officially turn these PCs, Macs into Chromebooks

Google on Thursday officially released Chrome OS Flex, which aims to bring the web giant’s mega-browser operating system to a wider range of systems.

Flex was unveiled in February as a version of Chrome OS that could run on any modern-ish Intel or AMD (sorry, not Arm) processor. Since that debut, the number of devices certified to run Chrome OS Flex has almost doubled, from some 250 to more than 400, according to Google.

Chrome OS Flex got its start at NeverWare, which developed a version of the OS it called CloudReady that made it easier to install Chrome OS on unsupported devices. Google acquired NeverWare in 2020 and folded it into the Chrome OS team, and thus Flex was born.

If you want out of Windows 10 and your machine can’t start Windows 11, and you don’t want a full Linux environment, maybe Chrome OS Flex is for you.

We knew this day would come when Google acquired NeverWare. See the Category – CloudReady – on the LinuxNewbie blog.

Well, I need to look at the new ChromeOS FlexLinux Distro Killer‘.

The year of Linux on the desktop actually arrived a few years back, but the world didn’t notice. Chromebook sales did great early last year, although they did tail off later. Sure, the numbers are dropping this year – but some 50 million customers now have quite new ones.

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!