Just as Dell announced that it will be actually selling a real, and honest-to-goodness, 7 inch tablet in a few weeks, and even larger tablets in the next 6 to 12 months, one enterprising fellow in the U.K. tweeted that he had already hacked Apple's sexy new iPad into running a version of Google's upcoming Chrome OS, as you can see from his photo and directly from his site Hexxeh.
Unfortunately, there isn't much info provided, and sadly for those who might be interested in possibly doing the same, well this clever hacker not only promises to reveal more, but also adds that "You can't use it as a normal iPad without a restore sadly though."
Bummer! Would be lovely, really lovely if you could sort of have a "Boot Camp" like setup, and one where you could easily switch back and forth between OS's as desired.
According to Gizmodo, this clever fellow already has a proven track record when it comes to Chromium OS builds, so this may be the real deal folks, but until more information comes forth we really don't know too much about this hack, but, hopefully, we will soon.
In conclusion, hacking may be fun for some, but it can also be rather tricky venture, and, to be quite honest, a little on the risky and dangerous side to boot. However, the really big question is why on earth anyone would in their right mind really want to mess around with their sexy and very expensive iPad in the first place? Why, in bloody blazes, would anyone actually want to replace the iPad's great and proven OS that was specifically designed and tailored for it, and all for a very limited and unproven OS that has yet to be even officially released?
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Wednesday, September 29, 2010