Lime: Chromium OS with extra hardware support
Following nearly a one year delay, web developer and hacker Liam "Hexxeh" McLoughlin has released new builds of Lime, a customised Chromium OS-based operating system. Chromium OS is the open source branch of Google's Chrome OS, the company's minimalist Linux-based operating system that is built around the Chrome web browser.
McLoughlin, a student at University of Central Lancashire, says that the new Lime builds were delayed because he wanted to automate the process so that images could be updated on a daily basis, instead of having to be hand-built each time. His new system automatically provides a "freshly baked" image with all of the new features and tweaks from the bleeding edge Vanilla builds.
Source: chromeos.hexxeh.net Compared to the developer's Vanilla Chromium OS builds, Lime has been enhanced to include extra hardware support for a number of components. These include the Broadcom BCM43XX, Ralink RT24XX, RT28XX and RT30XX, and R8187SE, R8712U, RTL73, RTL8180, RTL8187 and RTL8192XX Wi-Fi chipsets, as well as NVIDIA 6 series and newer GPUs. However, as the builds are updated daily, some builds may work better than others. The developer also notes that users can contact him via @hexxeh on Twitter or his Google+ page and request support for specific hardware that isn't currently supported, provided a Linux driver exists.
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