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Chrome OS is Here: Some Assembly Required

Nov 26, 2009, 15:04 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"The disappointment levels must have been pretty high today when Google announced that the actual Chrome OS wouldn’t be debuting until “late 2010,” and only on specific hardware. Of course, that’s the official release. Judging by the level of interest, unofficial builds of Chrome OS should be popping up all over the place long before Christmas 2010.

"Naturally, I’ve watched Google’s entry into the desktop Linux market with quite a bit of interest, since I work with one of the other Linux distros that is aiming for the desktop market as well.

"But my main interest, in terms of this column, is the question of making Linux essentially an underpinning for a rather good browser. Microsoft went and bundled the browser with the OS to keep its hold on the desktop market, Google is bundling the OS with the browser to try to get its share."

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