Sometime in 2020, Google acquired a startup called Neverware, a company that targets users who have old computers, whether Windows or Mac, as it provides them with a way to turn their devices into Chromebooks through its operating system known as CloudReady, which was developed based on Google's Chromium OS project is open source.
Now, two years later, Google has reaped the fruits of this acquisition by announcing recently the launch of its new operating system under the name "Chrome OS Flex", which came to complement CloudReady's march and be a real alternative to the popular operating systems, Windows and Mac on older devices so that it can make it run fast as if it were Modern equipment and thus take advantage of them.
Fortunately, the new system is completely free and available to install on almost any computer, so if you now want to try Chrome OS without buying a Chromebook in a safe and official way, here are the steps to install and run Chrome OS Flex on your computer.
First: Chrome OS Flex system requirements
- Intel or AMD processor with 64-bit architecture.
- At least 4 GB RAM.
- At least 16 GB internal storage.
- Full control over BIOS/UEFI settings.
- Internet connection.