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of these early experiments is particularly interesting for the
virtualization community because it modifies the Chromium OS open
source code to include Xen.
The one that released this project,
called ChromiumOS64, is Teo En Ming, who hacked the code to support
64bit platforms (the Google code only supports 32bit architectures at
the moment because it targets Intel Atom CPUs that powers most
netbooks) and integrate Xen 3.4.3 RC1.
Xen-powered Chromium OS build is able to run Windows virtual machines
(from XP to 7, including Server 2000, 2003 and 2008) as long as the
physical CPU has Intel VT-x or AMD-V. It even supports I/O
virtualization as long as the CPU has Intel VT-d and the PCI Express
graphic card has its drivers included in the build.
Of course the project is available for free and you can even run in from a USB thumb drive.