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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Google announced their plans to make an operating system for computers earlier this summer, and its eagerly awaited release date is 'sometime in 2010'.
But a Chinese manufacturer might be about to get a head-start next month by releasing a locally-manufactered netbook that comes with a pre-release version of Google Chrome OS installed, according to reports on a Chinese website that closely monitors the production lines of China's hundreds of tiny electrical firms.
That site, shanzhai.com, claims to have manufacturing sources that say Lemote will use its existing 'Yeelong 8089' netbook, which comes with its own company's Loongson CPU, as its Chrome OS trailblazer. It seems Lemote will forego their usual Linux distributions to slap an unready version of Chrome (photo, below, shows the Yeelong netbook running pre-release Chrome OS) into the machine.