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Thursday, October 6 • 11:50 - 12:40
Build Your Own ChromeOS distro and Image Server - Ronald G. Minnich, Google

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ChromeOS is a very popular software stack, and Chromebooks have recently passed Macs in market share. But the ChromeOS stack is for more than just end users: ChromeOS is an open source system which lets any user build their own version of the stack and, further, make their Chrome devices use that stack, from their server. In other words, you can buy a Chromebook, flip it to developer mode, and have it run *your* ChromeOS stack, not the one it comes with. Further, you can run your own server so that over the air (OTA) updates come from you, not anyone else, using the same technology that Google uses. If you are good with a screwdriver, you can even rewrite the keys so that you can run your Chromebook in its secure mode, but still use your distro and no other. In this talk, I'll describe how you build/run a ChromeOS OTA server and run your personal ChromeOS on any network-attached device.


Ronald G. Minnich

SWE, Google
Ron Minnich is a Software Engineer at Google. He has contributed to many open source projects in the last several decades, including the Linux kernel (9p file system); the FreeBSD kernel (rfork); ChromeOS/coreboot; Go; and Plan 9 (many different areas). He directed the team that ported Plan 9 to the Blue Gene supercomputers. He invented LinuxBIOS (now called coreboot) in 1999. He is one the core contributors to the Harvey operating system. His... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2016 11:50 - 12:40
Hugos South