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Chrome has been delayed to early 2011. The upcoming Google operating system will power tablets and netbooks from a variety of OEMs.  (Source: GbAna)
Alas netbook buyers, you will have to wait for Chrome

Google was forced to begrudgingly play the role of Grinch, delaying its Chrome operating system until after the holiday season.  That's disappointing news for holiday shoppers, as it means we won't likely see any 10" tablets from Google, and Windows will retain its netbook monopoly a bit longer.

However, the decision may ultimately be a good one as it will buy Google the time it needs to fix up and perfect its upcoming product.  

Google CEO Eric Schmidt let slip the news of the delay at the Q&A session of the Web 2.0 Summit on November 15.  He said that Chrome would ship in the "next few months."

Google had originally targeted a November-December launch Window when it announced the upcoming operating system last November.  The tentative launch lineups includes netbook and tablet products from Acer, ASUS, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo and Toshiba.  It is unclear whether that lineup has been changed at all, given the delays.

A Google spokesperson would only say, "We are very happy with the progress of Google Chrome OS, and we'll have more details to share later this year."

Chrome OS is a Linux distribution, but is unusual in that users will exclusively interact with it via the built-in browser.  Programs will run as web apps inside the company's Chrome browser, the world's third most-used browser with 70 million users.  File browsing, word processing, and other common tasks will all be handled via web apps.

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I have a feeling
By muhahaaha on 11/22/2010 9:49:04 PM , Rating: 1
I have a feeling that Google knows exactly what they're doing here.

The idea of a light weight, completely web-centric computer that uses Cloud Computing makes a lot of sense. This is where things are going, and they might just shake things up and give MS and Apple a run for their money, if they can execute this properly.

Google isn't likely to release Chrome OS until it's perfect, and they have some big companies on board.

With Google's obvious success and talent (i.e., Android), I think there is something big coming with Chrome OS, something game changing, something that will make MS and Apple cry for mommy.

Go Google! Stick it to em.

RE: I have a feeling
By muhahaaha on 11/23/2010 8:58:41 AM , Rating: 2
So why am i rated down for expressing an opinion? Reader1 must be back in town after blowing his wad in cuppertino.

RE: I have a feeling
By joos2000 on 11/23/2010 4:18:16 PM , Rating: 1
No, you don't get rated down for voicing your opinion; you are being voted down because your opinion is shit.

RE: I have a feeling
By zodiacfml on 11/23/2010 9:57:16 AM , Rating: 2
They know it is different enough for many things already out there and only desires to hook people more on the net than beating any competition.

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