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Google Chrome to be released next week

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Google Chrome OS to be released next week

Rumors are circulating that Google is set to launch an early version of its free, open source operating system, Chrome, next week, with a full version release expected in 2010.

Google (NSDQ:GOOG) first announced the impending launch of its new Chrome OS in July. The company said in blog post that Chrome would initially be going after the netbook market, maintaining that netbooks running Chrome OS would be available for consumers in the second half of 2010.

Google positioned its Chrome OS as the answer to clunky competitive operating systems that are inherently not designed to accommodate the Web. "The operating systems that browsers run on were designed in an era where there was no Web," Google said. "We're announcing a new project that's a natural extension of Google Chrome—the Google Chrome Operating System. It's our attempt to re-think what operating systems should be."

Chrome, however, is the combined effort of variety of players -- Google said it has been working with numerous partners on the Chrome OS project, including Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, HP, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texus Instruments and Toshiba.

Meanwhile, the search engine giant is also touting Chrome as a lighter and speedier alternative to more established competitors in the OS space.

"We hear a lot from our users and their message is clear—computers need to get better. People want to get to their email instantly, without wasting time waiting for their computers to boot and browsers to start up. They want their computers to always run as fast as when they first bought them."

Google also said last summer that the new OS will feature a strong Web focus with minimal interface. Google also said that Chrome was designed with revamped security architecture to minimize risk of viruses, malware and security updates.

Whether those pie-in-the-sky fantasies will be manifested in Chrome OS remains to be seen, but at least the launch appears to be within striking distance.
source: http://www.crn.com/software/221700092;jsessionid=RAOXA0KBYGPS3QE1GHOSKH4ATMY32JVN

its not the "full version" but more like a preview.

I have download links for the beta... let me find them

I found the link:

http://sites.google.com/site/chromeoslinux/download <<<< Dead Link

i thought it was a "official" download, but it wasnt


Update, get a vmware version of it here:
http://discuss.gdgt.com/google/chrome-os/general/download-chrome-os-vmware-image/
 
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ah can't wait to try it
 
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Hmm. SUPER PRIVACY VIOLATIONS FOR EVERYBODY! anyone?
 
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Google is gonna take over the planet:rockout: I can't wait for beta and like MilkyWay said I wonder how good the support will be. Considering it's based on linux, will it work well with games?
 
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Google is gonna take over the planet:rockout: I can't wait for beta and like MilkyWay said I wonder how good the support will be. Considering it's based on linux, will it work well with games?
games i dont expect much but it better be supported by a lot of the big developers and i wonder how installing is going to be?

like linux is just starting to get decent support, years ago you would struggle to find a open source or even commercial alternative made for linux or linux compatible

also wonder how resource usage is

google are like the Mc Donalds of Internet ROFL!
 
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I wonder if there will be an option not to use tabs. I use Windows IE for a reason. Windows!
 
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And they couldn't rename it to something other than Chrome, since they already have the Google Chrome web browser?
 

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huh erocker is that an issue for you? can you just not press alt tab and do it the old fashioned way?
Man, I'm fail. I was thinking this was for the release of a post-beta Chrome Web Browser. I skimmed to OP too quickly.:eek:
 
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Man, I'm fail. I was thinking this was for the release of a post-beta Chrome Web Browser. I skimmed to OP too quickly.:eek:
ROFL that explains it!
I was like WTF is he really bothered about tabbing? windows!
Then you made a windows joke :laugh:
 
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I wonder if there will be an option not to use tabs. I use Windows IE for a reason. Windows!
You could just use Seamonkey that has them and Firefox features and runs just as fast or faster than Google rubbish.

Man, I'm fail. I was thinking this was for the release of a post-beta Chrome Web Browser. I skimmed to OP too quickly.:eek:
Oops me to but i trust MS more than a advertising company lolz.
 

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im skeptical of its success. everything i supposed to be web apps. instead of installers etc. I just dont see it as a "productivety" OS I mean by the looks of things. really is only use full for web browsing. which imo really isnt that usefull. that can get really annoying.
 
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It's basically going to be a netbook OS.