Have you ever tried installing Chrome OS on a PC? You have had to jump through hoops or limit yourself to a virtual machine to get it to work. It’s possible, but not always for the weak of heart. That and it may not perform as well as you’d expect. That’s because the OS was designed for Chromebooks and not just any hardware out there. Consider it the past though as Google has launched a user-friendly installable port of Chrome OS for both PC and Mac systems called Chrome OS Flex.
The fact that it can be installed on either environment shows how hard Google is suddenly going after macOS and Windows. A smart move since Windows 11 has alienated so many people due to strict hardware requirements (for understandable but gutsy security purposes).
Chrome OS Flex can be downloaded and installed for free from Google’s website. It will install like any other OS and should result in a much more stable environment for these systems than methods of the past.
Just keep in mind the limitations of Chrome OS vs some of the heavier options like macOS and Windows. You might find it a little simple in comparison. However, if all you need is a window to the internet, access to your basic office applications, and find yourself a fan of mobile devices more so than complicated computer operating systems, it just might be a solid option for you.
It should also make for a great option for bringing older hardware back to life. Systems that no longer support the latest OS but you don’t have the know-how to go the route of Linux. This would make for a great alternative for turning that hardware into a simple solution that is still speedy and stable.