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Google Chrome OS: first look?

Right, this one is complicated. Basically leaked images from the interweb have given us a sneaky peak at what might well be the new Google Chrome OS, but how it came about is a wee bit techy.

Google has been updating Chromium, the open source browser which Chrome is based on, and some tech sleuths found a folder called ‘chromeos’ which has now been deleted. However, a quick-fingered spod managed to install it on a Linux machine, with the result looking like a very basic OS, with the Chrome browser built into it.

For a good look at some pics of the new system (they’re a bit boring but what the hell), check out the link to Electric Pig below. Basically it looks like the Chrome internet browser, only with OS style toolbars at the top of the screen.

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