Google's answer to Symbian and iOS is Android. It is a Linux avatar, specifically designed for mobile phones and other portable devices like tablet computers. The Linux pedigree means that portability is inherent in this operating system. Very few people in Android fan communities know that Android OS for a PC has been a reality since August, 2009. The developer team of Android launched a live CD for computer users, where they could test the prowess of this new operating system. Now customized distributions of the latest Android operating systems are made available online, for free. The Android-x86 website, hosted by a community of developers provides latest customized builds of Android for computers.
The concept of a live CD lets you test an operating system, in spite of having a fully functional installed operating system on your PC. So people who are thinking of switching to a new operating system, can check it out, before they decide to completely migrate over to it.
If you feel like testing the Android OS, before buying an Android phone, getting a live CD or live USB version and running it, is the best way to test it. Making this live CD or live USB version available was one way of increasing the credibility of the operating system among the masses. That's exactly what the folks at Android-x86 have done for you. If you like the live CD version, you may install it on your netbook, laptop or computer as a standalone or alternative operating system. Let us see how you could go about it.