updated 11:55 am EDT, Mon August 17, 2009
Chrome OS Shots Again
A new set of shots that have surfaced this weekend claim to show a more accurate early version of Google's Chrome OS. Unlike a set of since-debunked first images, the new images of the supposed 0.1.15 beta appear more substantive than before. They show a Mac-like dock at the top but with a built-in search bar and Google apps as default.
They also display touches that are difficult (though not necessarily impossible) to replicate with third-party modifications of existing platforms, such as the absence of any border around a Chrome web browser as well as a very minimal system tray that shows only the time and essentials like battery life or running apps.
Chrome OS isn't due to ship until the second half of 2010 on netbooks and other low-end systems but will behave in a way consistent with the shots. The Chrome web browser will be the framework for virtually all apps on the platform, including offline code.
No sources have yet come out to either confirm or deny the authenticity of the images.