Install Chromium OS on your Netbook

This post explains how to install Chromium OS on a netbook.  Chromium OS is the open source project upon which Google base the Chrome OS operating system.

More specifically, I installed the operating system on my HP Mini 210 and did all the preparation work on a PC and laptop running Ubuntu 12.04/13.04.  The installation will vary depending on the specific hardware used, so your installation process will most likely differ from mine in some ways.



Computer Science at Harvard

At the beginning of this year, I enrolled in a Computer Science course run by Harvard University on edX.

This is a introduction course and it may seem strange to be taking this when I already have a Masters in this subject. The reason I decided to enrol was mainly as a refresher and to ensure I remembered all the fundamentals before moving onto more challenging stuff. I intend to take more advanced courses soon, or once I have completed this one, depending on how much free time I have.  I see the main benefits of doing this course as:

  • A refresher of C programming, which I have not used much since completing my Masters
  • The opportunity to learn more about web languages, such as Javascript and PHP
  • The chance to meet and study with a large number of other students (something like 13,000 people have signed up for the online course, although I believe the last time this course was run, only a small proportion of that number completed the whole course)

Depending on the content, I’ll post updates for some Problem Sets as I complete them, however I won’t be posting source code at this stage as other people on the course may not have finished them yet.