It’s finally happening – Google, after a failed attempt to compete in the cell phone manufacture industry, has decided to try and step on some Notebook Operating System toes by coming out with a private, invite-only beta not-for-sale version of their Chrome Netbook cr-48 running the new Chrome OS ( see screen captures of the new Chrome OS below).
The login screen can be edited to include multiple users and a guest account.
The Chrome OS opens to a desktop that is actually just the same thing as the Google Chrome browser.
The notification pop ups, like the chat windows, stay on top of all tabs and apps.
In Chrome OS you won’t have to switch between windows to chat and browse/work – but you will have to find a convenient space for that ever present chat window to stay – a plus or minus?
Select from available WiFi networks in the area or use the Verizon Network conveniently built into the Chrome OS. If rumors are true and I can end up getting my hands on one of these I can use my iPhone and my Google Notebook all on one Verizon plan.
You can’t have a completely cloud based Google Chrome computer with no software without having an App store – so here’s Google’s Chrome Web Store.
Stay tuned for pictures of the new Google Chrome OS Notebook.