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i've searched this several times, maybe i'm not searching this right or something, but i was wondering if i could do a dual book on my MBP and make the alternative OS Chromium (mainly for those times i need to quick boot the laptop just to look something up on the internet or something). is there any way this is possible? i know boot camp allows for windows OS' but i'm only doing it for a quick booting OS. Thanks for the advice.
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Are you asking if you can setup your MBP to dual boot OS X and Google Chromium? If so, it may be possible but you're on your own as how to do it.

You'll need to use Disk Utility to create a partition to install Chromium on and you'll need a good boot manager. rEFIt

The rest is up to you to figure out.
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If you didn't power it down all the time, you wouldn't have to boot it up "just to look something up on the internet or something". Sleep - practically instant on- Just sayin'.

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This is when the iPad shines almost instant gratification the fastest thing I have owned
from sleep to webpage in seconds.
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This is when the iPad shines almost instant gratification the fastest thing I have owned
from sleep to webpage in seconds.
i definitely hear you on that. i'm just not sure if i want to drop that cash on that though. i'm saving up for a iMac for my fiancee and i.

i guess there's no real reason to do this, i'm just toying with the idea. it would just be convent. for instance last night after i powered down my MBP i realized i forgot to check my work schedule, so i had to boot the thing up again, log into my email... instead i could just hit shift and access the alternate OS and my gmail account nearly instantaneously.
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