How to run Google Chrome OS on Mac OS X with VMWare Fusion

As soon I finished watching the Google Chrome OS announcement video the first question that came to my mind was: Will it work on my Mac? Is it possible to run a Google Chrome OS preview using a virtualization software such as VMWare Fusion or Parallels Desktop?

The answer is yes. Google Chrome OS actually works inside a virtual machine.

If you are running VMWare or Virtual box, setting up a Google Chrome OS instance is really straightforward. Thanks to the guys at gdgt, you can download a Google Chrome OS image ready to be used with VMWare or VirtualBox. Also, Paul Miller from Engadget published an awesome screencast with a step-by-step tutorial to run Chrome OS as a virtual machine.

Here’s a screenshot of my Google Chrome OS virtual machine.

Google Chrome OS on Mac OSX using VMWare Fusion