Google is back spreading a few more details about its white hot new open source Chrome OS netbook, laptop and desktop platform.
In a short entry on its official Chrome blog the company has outlined answers to the most frequently asked questions it has received in the last 24 hours. It promises to expand this list as popular questions come in.
Is Google Chrome OS free?
Yes - Google Chrome OS is an open source project and will be available to use at no cost.
What companies are Google working with to support Google Chrome OS?
The Google Chrome OS team is currently working with a number of technology companies to design and build devices that deliver an extraordinary end user experience. Among others, these companies include: Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments.
I'm a developer - how can I work with you?
Thanks for your interest. Later this year, the Google Chrome OS code will be open source. We're looking forward to working with the open source community and making our own small contributions to the great work being done out there. Please stay tuned."
Interestingly, Google is also recruiting for the project on a global scale. Requested interested software engineers visit its jobs pages for the following offices: in the US there's Mountain View (HQ), San Francisco, Kirkland, Santa Monica, Reston, Montreal, Aarhus in Denmark, London in Blighty, St. Petersburg in Russia and Tokyo in Japan.
Furthermore, it looks like some of the industry's biggest manufacturers are ready to back Chrome OS from the very start. Yep, Google clearly means business Microsoft...
Update: Allegedly these are the first screen shots of Chrome OS as captured by an employee of a components manufacturer invited to see the platform by Acer. Put your scepticism hats on for these.
Update 2: They're fake. Ho+hum.