Google Chrome OS to launch this fall

Summary:After months of waiting since the official announcement last November, Google has finally picked a time to release the Chrome operating system: this fall.

After months of waiting since the official announcement last November, Google has finally picked a time to release the Chrome operating system: this fall.

According to AFP, Google execs have confirmed that the open-source Chrome OS will be available for free, although no month nor date during autumn has been specified.

It's also yet to be known whether any new (or old, maybe) devices to be released at that time will be running on the Chrome OS. It could be an interesting selling tool for the holiday season, although it's not clear cut how much this will challenge Microsoft Windows just yet.

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Topics: Operating Systems, Browser, Google, Software

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