Google Chrome OS Available? NOT!!

Apparently someone is trying to pull a fast one on all us geeks. Even I was duped. I saw a notice that the Google Chrome OS was available and immediatly went to download it. I did take pause for a sec and notice that this was posted on a Google Sites page, “”, however that didn’t really stop me.

I started the download and tweeted about it. I started getting tweets back that it was a fake! So beware if you see this notice about it’s beta release.

Twitter abuzz with news of a beta Google Chrome OS. Yep, it’s a hoax.
Gizmodo posted news of a leaked Chrome OS download with a number of popular open source applications including OpenOffice, and GIMP preinstalled.

Naturally when a site like Gizmodo, posts something this bloggable, you’d expect geeks to stop whatever they’re doing and get downloading. You would be right. Twitter’s lost the plot and other respected sites including the likes of Daring Fireball reported the story (albeit inquiringly).

One look at the URL should have rung alarm bells, but you should note – this is definitely NOT a Google Chrome OS. The site has been around two weeks and all it is is GNOME with a Chrome browser, and if you’re still not convinced, the footer says “Chrome OS is not related to Google. Service provided by SUSE Studio. See the license.”

Now spread the word to these lot.