Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Dec 2010 22:44 UTC
Google Google held a Chrome event today, and the rumours had suggested we might see the launch of Chrome OS today. This turned out to be nonsense, and in all honesty, the entire event didn't really deliver much in the form of new information. The Chrome Web Store has been opened, and the first Chrome OS netbooks will arrive in the middle of 2011.
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... and just like thin clients
by deathshadow on Tue 7th Dec 2010 23:59 UTC
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I fully expect these to end up just like the current ARM netbook attempts -- stuffed in the back of a sock drawer somewhere alongside the Atari Portfolio, Newton, Pippen and those silly little AMD Geode powered boxes.

It's trying too hard at being a dumbed down tinkertoy OS -- and while that's fine for goofy handhelds and overpriced tablets, the moment you put a full size (or even 2/3rds size) keyboard on it people expect a real computer; and I'm not convinced ChromeOS would deliver that.

Much less that it's going to be restrictively locked down -- which also might fly with the handheld crowd (which all the jailbreaking out there would disagree with) likely won't be tolerated by people expecting a minified laptop.

God forbid you buy a device and then try to install whatever you want on it for software.

Edited 2010-12-08 00:00 UTC

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