chrome os leak

While Acer and a handful of other companies are moving forward with plans to launch netbooks running the Google Android operating system first designed for cellphones, Google is expected to introduce a new OS developed specifically for netbooks and cloud computing later this year. The company hasn’t released any official images of the Chrome Operating System yet, but a tipster sent a group of images to my colleagues at Download Squad.

Now, I’d take these images with a bucket full of salt. But they seem more plausible than the first round of photos that leaked a few weeks back, and which were confirmed to be a hoax.

The new image are at least a bit more artful than the first batch. They show an operating system that’s clearly designed as little more than a launching pad for a web browser. And since Google has already stated that most Chrome apps will essentially be web apps, and development for the platform will basically entail writing web pages, that seems plausible.

But there’s still at least a 75% chance these images are fake. Just because.

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11 replies on “Google Chrome OS photos leaked?”

  1. this is probably a linux theme or something. look at the little tux icon in the bottom right corner. (tux, mascot of linux)

  2. That looks like the sort of thing an 18 year old “Photoshop Wizard” would produce, not a professional company with people who actually know how to do interface design.

    Forget 75% chance it’s fake, more like 100%.

    1. >That looks like the sort of thing an 18 year old “Photoshop Wizard” would produce, not a professional company with people who actually know how to do interface design.
      How dare you to ridicule this ergonomic, beautiful, fast, efficient, innovative Linux UI? Can’t you see it’s light yars ahead of anything Microsoft will ever do?

      Yeah I LOVE Linux. Everyone must!

    1. i guess it helps to think of it as recently tilted.

      that is, its frozen in time, moments after the glass was tilted but before the liquid could catch up to the movement…

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