How to get a ChromeOS iso or equivalent?

Thomas Zucker-Scharff
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I would like to install ChromeOS  on an older laptop I have - does anyone know where I can download an ISO or otherwise install the OS without purchasing a chromebook or pixelbook?
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I believe this is close, but I don't know if actual Chrome OS is available legally.
https://getchrome.eu/

Or this

https://www.neverware.com/freedownload

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I am checking these links out now.  I know Chrome OS is not available legally, and I am not even sure why.  I ended up installing Ubuntu on this laptop a couple of days ago.  If I can get Chrome OS or an equivalent, I will install that instead.

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is the neverware link to freware or trialware?  It looks like trialware.
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Scott SilvaNetwork Administrator

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The home version is unsupported freeware...
If you want support, you need paid versions...

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I don't think the home version installs, it just boots from the USB.  Not a problem, but not the best scenario either. The CR_OS linux version is still downloading.

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I take it back.  I just found how to install while looking for how to display the ipv4 address.  It is in the process of installing now.

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Although the neverware seems to be the solution, I am now having trouble removing it and installing a different OS (like Ubuntu or Kali Linux).  So although this is the solution, it is not the best for an older system.  It would probably be better to purchase a pixelbook - when I can work that into the budget.
Scott SilvaNetwork Administrator

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Removal should not be that hard... Every installer I have ever used has an option to remove existing partitions.

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I tried installing a new OS from USB (as I did the previous one) and the screen just remains blank.  Part of the problem is that this is a circa 2003 laptop.  It came with Windows XP on it and I upgraded it years ago to Windows 7 Pro (when that was new).  It now has a problem with it's battery - which does not retain a charge.  The system is so slow, I need to turn it on and then do something else while it boots up (boot up takes about 10-15 minutes).  So still working on it.  I may go back to a small linux install.

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