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- The “elegant” install on the Acer Extensa 4620Z laptop took about 10 minutes and 1 restart
- Reboots desktop-to-desktop in about 25 seconds
- It was “amazingly fast” in its stripped-down beta form
- The blue orb on the auto-hiding “Chrome Bar” along the bottom of the UI is essentially the start menu
- Navigating the file system can be done in “exploration” (like Windows explorer) or “browser” (search based) modes
- The Chrome Bar can also host a search bar if configured
- Future Chrome OS netbooks will feature an iconified Chrome key on the keyboard similar to the Windows flag key
Of course, it’s a long, long time before this OS appears on next generation ARM and x86 smartnetbooks — second half of 2010 according to the Goog — so who knows what the interface will look like by then. One more image after the break.
[Thanks, Matthew M.]
Update: We just got another set of shots of what is purportedly the boot screen. To be honest, any of these could be faked, but we thought we’d pass along — hopefully we’ll be seeing something a bit more concrete in the coming weeks. Gallery is below.
Gallery: More leaked Chrome OS shots?
Update 2: Mr. Chrome OS Leak himself has come forward and confirmed his “screenshots” to be fake. Thanks, buddy. No word on this other set of pics.
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