‘Twas two weeks before Christmas, and all through the house not a nerd was stirring, not even the wireless mouse. All the stockings were hung, by the computer with care, in hopes that Google Chrome OS would soon be here.
Yes, it’s true, folks, Google has finally taken the next step in the Chrome OS project. That step is the Chrome OS pilot program. Through the pilot program two things can happen.
First: Everyday people like you can finally test out the Chrome OS. The program makes the Chrome OS computer available to business, education, Non-Profits, developers, and even individual use. Way to go Google, finally someone has recognized that the people should be allowed to test the products, not just the companies.
Second: Google gets to receive feedback, bug reports, suggestions, and see what the people think about their latest innovation.
The lucky few who are accepted into the pilot program will receive a Cr-48 Chrome notebook.
The Cr-48 will come equipped with the Chrome OS ready to go in only 10 seconds. That is without a doubt a record start-up time for any computer system. A built in Wi-Fi & 3G card, as well as the standard wire hookup. With your new notebook you can stream videos to your 12 “ LCD monitor, then impress your friends about it via your favorite social network using your fully loaded keyboard and over-sized touchpad. If you want, you can use the built-in webcam to create a quick video for your YouTube channel. For those of you who are always on the go, you have the luxury of knowing this notebook has an eight-hour battery life (when being actively used) and a week standby battery life. To top this all off, this beauty of a laptop will only weigh about 3.8 pounds. So it is a must for travelers.
But Google did leave four things out. Only one thing is actually a downside in my opinion, but even that can be avoided. There is no spinning disk, no caps-lock key, function key, and though we will all miss them so much Google has chosen to opt out of the lap burn feature, most notebooks come with. DAMN!
So as the holiday season rolls around, and all the major end of the year holidays begin, some lucky folks will have the luxury of typing away on their new Google Chrome Cr-48 Chrome notebooks.
If you want to be one of the few lucky Chrome pilot program testers please shoot on over to the a target pilot page here, and sign up before December 21st at 11:59 PM.
Originally posted on Technorati.