Power of Ubuntu and the looks of Chrome OS. Do you want the best of both world? Chromixium is the latest entrant in the Linux distro world that has Chrome OS inspired look on top of Ubuntu. While I am not a fan myself, I know there are plenty of Chrome OS admirer out there. And for those fans, Chromixium can be a treat.
Chromixium combines the elegant simplicity of the Chromebook with the flexibility and stability of Ubuntu’s Long Term Support release. Chromixium puts the web front and center of the user experience. Web and Chrome apps work straight out of the browser to connect you to all your personal, work and education networks. Sign into Chromium to sync all your apps and bookmarks. When you are offline or when you need more power, you can install any number of applications for work or play, including LibreOffice, Skype, Steam and a whole lot more. Security updates are installed seamlessly and effortlessly in the background and will be supplied until 2019. You can install Chromixium in place of any existing operating system, or alongside Windows or Linux.
Chromixium is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but only available in 32 bit version. Advantage of 32 bit OS is that Chromixium can run smoothly on a modest to low end system with 1 GB RAM and 1 GHZ dual core processor. Using Openbox window manager further makes it suitable for low end devices (at least on paper). You can find the minimum system requirements here.
It contains the Open Source Chromium web browser, providing access to Chrome and Google services but Google sign-in is optional. Support for Pepperflash plugin is available as well.
Curious how does it look? Here are some screenshots of Chromixium OS from their website:
Download Chromixium 1.0
The first stable version of Chromixium has just been released and it is available for you to download. You can use the links below to download it.
Chromixium 1.0 direct download
Chromixium 1.0 torrent download
Suggest read: How to install Ubuntu on Chromebook.