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DistroWatch.com: CloudReady


Last Update: 2017-08-26 01:22 UTC

CloudReady is an operating system built and maintained by Neverware. Based on Google’s open source Chromium OS, CloudReady uses web apps and cloud storage instead of traditional software and local storage. The CloudReady distribution is available in free and commercially supported versions.

Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 245 (32), 6 months: 246 (30), 3 months: 241 (31), 4 weeks: 225 (34), 1 week: 211 (34)

Average visitor rating: 9.75/10 from 8 review(s).

CloudReady Summary
Distribution CloudReady
Home Page https://www.neverware.com/
Mailing Lists --
User Forums https://neverware.zendesk.com/hc/en-us
Alternative User Forums LinuxQuestions.org
Documentation https://www.neverware.com/support#supportlinks
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Download Mirrors https://www.neverware.com/freedownload
Bug Tracker --
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Feature 54.1.25
Release Date 2016-12-22
End Of Life  
Price (US$) Free
Image Size (MB) 649-649
Free Download IMG
Installation Graphical
Default Desktop Chromium
Package Management --
Release Model Fixed
Office Suite --
Processor Architecture i686, x86_64
Init Software other
Journaled File Systems ext4
Asian Language Support  
Full Package List 54.1.25
Package 54.1.25
abiword (3.0.2) --
alsa-lib (1.1.5) 1.1.0
ati-driver (16.40) --
bash (4.4.18) 4.3
bind (9.12.0) --
chromium (64.0.3282.167) 54.0.2840.92
cups (2.2.6) 2.1.4
dhcp (4.4.0) 4.2.2
e2fsprogs (1.43.9) 1.43.3
firefox (58.0.2) --
freetype (2.9) 2.7
gcc (7.3.0) --
gimp (2.8.22) --
glibc (2.27) --
gnome-shell (3.26.2) --
gnucash (2.6.19) --
gnumeric (1.12.38) --
grub (2.02) --
gtk+ (3.22.28) --
httpd (2.4.29) --
inkscape (0.92.2) --
k3b (17.12.2) --
kmod (25) 18
libgnome (2.32.1) --
libreoffice (6.0.1) --
linux (4.15.4) 4.4.14
Package 54.1.25
lxde-common (0.99.2) --
mariadb (10.2.13) --
mate-desktop (1.20.0) --
mesa (17.3.4) 12.1.0
mysql (5.7.21) --
nautilus (3.26.2) --
NVIDIA (390.25) --
openbox (3.6.1) --
openjdk (8u161) --
openssh (7.6p1) 7.3p1
openssl (1.1.0g) 1.0.2h
perl (5.26.1) --
php (7.2.2) --
plasma-desktop (5.12.1) --
postfix (3.2.5) --
postgresql (10.2) --
Python (3.6.4) 2.7.10
qt (5.10.1) --
samba (4.7.5) --
systemd (237) --
thunderbird (52.6.0) --
vim (8.0) 7.4
vlc (3.0.0) --
xfdesktop (4.12.4) --
xorg-server (1.19.6) 1.12.4

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Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-17
Votes: 6

Running version 60.0.3112.117 (Official Build) (64-bit) on an old laptop with Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor
ULV SU7300 (1.3GHz) and 4 GB RAM. Everything worked out of the box. The laptop feels fast and stable. Have not encountered any issues. More people should know about cloudready - I'd say it's a great choice for anyone who mostly uses laptops for web browsing and is happy using webapps. Great choice for elderly - cloudready is a simple, intuitive system that should be pretty much bulletproof.

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Rating: 10
Date: 2017-12-07
Votes: 1

Using latest as of November 2017 version of CloudReady on an 2014 Acer
netbook.All buttons functions keys operate OK. No problems so far.Using
RF data detection equipment,CloudReady does not phone home once the
laptop is powered down. Unlike windows which is able to restart its secondary
motherboard installed OS and phone home while you are asleep using built
in separate 3g mobile and wifi connection. My RF data equipment has
monitored windows sending out small packets of data in the small wee hours
even when the laptop is powered down and off,not asleep or hibernating,OFF. No data leakage has been detected from the converted
to CliudReady Laptop. However the dual boot with windows is still leaking
data in small packets.Further investigation reveals that my hard drive,folders
and browsing history is being collected and sent off via this secondary OS
installed on the motherboard. You the user have no access to this feature.
Bottom line. Linux and Coudready as only installed OS offers as far as I am
able to deduce,a private,when shutdown OS laptop. Dual boots systems blows your privacy out the window. I give Linux 10/10 I give CloudReady 10/00...Wipe your hard drive,then reformat it to FAT32 then install
CloudReady as per instructions given. Before doing that,if you must,make an
image backup up of your windows installation,then you can always go back
to that if need be...I am involved in Cyber Forensics,Encryption decryption.
digital video and audio communication. It takes me approx.: 30 mins to unlock
and access any iPhone or encrypted smart phone or PC. All encryption can be defeated with the correct knowledge and tools. I do this every day.

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Version: 54.1.25
Rating: 10
Date: 2017-11-28
Votes: 5

Chromium OS
Version 60.0.3112.117 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Works extremely well on an old 2010 11.6'' Acer Laptop with slow-ass 1st gen Core i3-330um. Detected all hardware and all functions work. This runs way lighter than Lubuntu 16.04 on the same laptop while looking way more aesthetically modern!

Literally >installed gentoo+botnet

The Chromium OS/Chrome OS workflow is really nice if you're already integrated with Google's apps (Gmail, Docs, Spreadsheets, Youtube, Google Calendar, Google Maps, Google Drive, etc). This is quite optimized for the older hardware and if your workflow is in the cloud. Use this only if the functionality suits your needs, otherwise avoid (since you literally need a Google account to use)

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