First Chrome OS PC to debut two weeks from now? (Update: nope, not yet)

Here we were thinking we had to wait until at least November for the first hardware running the Google Chrome OS. But look who could be the first out of the gate with the netbook-friendly operating system: It's Acer.

If the rumors are true and Acer does show off Chrome OS hardware at Computex Taipei 2010, the largest computer exhibition in Asia that starts on June 1, it'll be a world first. But it's not known for sure if Acer will be running Chrome OS on a netbook. Maybe it will be a tablet. And, it might be just a tech demo, showing a beta version of Chrome OS.

Whenever Chrome OS hardware finally ships, the world is ready for a lightweight OS with a seven-second boot time, accessing its apps in the cloud with a simple, free interface. If it's a success, for many users who just need an operating system that stays out of the way, the answer to the perennial question "Mac or PC?" will be "No."

Can't wait two weeks? Dude, you can load the beta version of Chrome OS on a Dell.

UPDATE: Acer says no. Here's the company's statement to website Pocket Lint:

"Despite recent rumours in the press regarding the launch of Chrome OS based netbooks at Computex, Acer today confirms that it has no short-term plans for such a product"

Via Geeky Gadgets