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Faked Screenshots Show Google Chrome Frenzy

Wired: Google's Chrome OS announcement is stirring up the internet, but the lack of solid information has left a gap into which any rumor can whirl and be whipped into speculation.

Exhibit A: ChromeOSLeak.Wordpress.com, a site set up today to post supposed screen shots of Chrome OS in action. Or rather, not in action. The anonymous author claims to work for a company that supplies parts for Acer laptops, and "a Google Rep visited the Acer team to install and quickly show off some of the features of the Google OS in development."

Our tipster was invited in by Acer to view a demo, after which everyone but him left the room. Sensing an opportunity, he grabbed four shots of the computer, left switched on and unattended by the "Google rep".

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