I downloaded and installed Google’s Chrome OS on a flash drive. It booted fine, all of my hardware seems to be supported, logged in fine.
After about ten minutes of frustration, slow browsing of the interwebs, the fan in my laptop revved up to half speed. Ten later, it was revved up full speed. Two or three minutes after that, I actually shut it down for fear of melting it. Rarely does the fan crank above half speed, even when vm’ing operating systems or converting audio and video. Certainly not while mundanely browsing the web.
I dual boot Windows Vista and Ubuntu. Neither have ever had any similar problems. How can the operating system that is arguable the lightest in the world possibly be overheating my machine to this degree?