Rumors: Google Chrome OS On Netbooks By October, citing “trusted industry insider sources,” claims that we’re going to see the Chrome OS some time this October. This claim comes despite the fact that Google is projecting release mid-2010.

Netbooks will be the initial targeting category for the new OS, says Shanzai, but UMPCs and tablets will get their hands on Chrome if a test in netbooks goes well.

The idea of an October release is certainly appealing, especially considering that that’s when Windows 7 will be released as well. I’ll admit, an OS war would be a lot of fun, but I can’t quite get myself to drink the Kool-Aid on this one.

We’ll see who’s right by Halloween, anyhow. Expect updates as the rumor mill churns on.

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