Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Nov 2009 17:01 UTC
Google TechCrunch's Michael Arrington is claiming Google's Chrome OS will debut next week - but his story does have an odd ring to it. He goes on and on about how driver support will be shoddy, but that makes no sense - isn't Chome OS supposed to be built on Linux? The only way I can see initial driver support to be shoddy is when Chrome OS has its own, custom graphical layer, instead of using X. However, were that to be the case, I'm sure Google would at least support some NVIDIA, ATI, and Intel chipsets. In any case, it's a rumour - do with it as you please.
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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Fri 13th Nov 2009 17:20 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

A good experience is better than wide hardware support.
This will be an OS for users, not for geeks.
It will be announced with support only for a select list of netbooks—support will be expanded over time.

Google will *not* pull a “Desktop Linux” and ship a shoddy experience and expect users to pull the weight.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by Tuishimi on Fri 13th Nov 2009 17:37 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

I am fairly excited about this. I am running Windows 7 on my netbook but since I am not really USING my netbook right now, I'd live to try this out...

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Tuishimi on Fri 13th Nov 2009 18:01 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

http://www.chrome-os-blog.com/?nOYuKH6T

These look like some fairly realistic screenshots of alpha version. Obviously they could be 100% fake. Anyway, cannot wait to see what it REALLY looks like.

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