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Ubuntu's Canonical and Google partner to create Chrome

Nov 19, 2009, 23:47 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Sources at Canonical tell me that Canonical's Ubuntu developers have been working with Google's Chrome team since before Google announced its netbook operating system plan in July 2009. The company decided to go public with its involvement after Google announced today that they were open-sourcing the Chrome operating system.

"In a Canonical blog posting, Chris Kenyon, Canonical's VP of OEM Services, revealed that "Canonical is contributing engineering to Google under contract." Canonical insiders were not at liberty to say how many developers were working on Chrome, but they did say it was a major project."

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