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SlashGear Google Cr-48 Giveaway WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

SlashGear Google Cr-48 Giveaway WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

SO everyone by now should all be aware of the totally amazing contest we've been running where we and Google are giving away a total of FIVE brand new Cr-48 Notebooks - you know the ones, running Google Chrome OS, not available anywhere else except by limited testing release by Google, those ones. Well check it out - we've got ALL of the winners on our hands! Take a peek below to see if it's you! If it isn't you, still get super pumped up because the Google Cr-48 Pilot Program is still active! Now get to clicking!

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Google Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook review

Google Cr-48 Chrome OS notebook review

Google's first Chrome OS notebook, the Cr-48, has landed on the SlashGear test bench, and to say it's an interesting machine would be an understatement. The stealth-black 12.1-inch ultraportable is, like the color-scheme suggests, intended to fall into the background and let the Chrome OS platform take center-stage. Check out our full review after the cut.

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The Daily Slash: December 15 2010

The Daily Slash: December 15 2010

Such a plethora of magical words and images we've got whipped up for you today! Chris Davies columns about The Convergence Con. Ben Bajarin asks the question What Happened to Innovation? And right when you thought we'd run out of columns, Don Reisinger comes at you with the controllers: Why I Don’t Have A Favorite Game Console. Then get CRAZY in a gigantically warred Call of Duty: Black Ops update which makes everyone totally ANGRY! And AGAIN, don't forget! Take a peek at both of our SlashGear AND our Android Community giveaways of the Google Cr-48 Laptop! Get in to it!

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SlashGear Google Cr-48 Giveaway

SlashGear Google Cr-48 Giveaway

Notebooks running Google Chrome OS aren't expected to hit the market until mid-2011, so until now the only way to get your hands on a Google laptop is to sign up to the search giant's pilot program and hope you get picked to try out one of the 12.1-inch ultraportables. Now, though, there's another way: Google has given us five Cr-48 notebooks to give away, three for SlashGear readers and two over at our sibling site Android Community.

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Google Chrome OS is “careless computing” warns GNU founder

Google Chrome OS is “careless computing” warns GNU founder

Google Chrome OS may liberate you from fire and awkward little children who dump ice cream on your notebook, but according to GNU founder Richard Stallman it also liberates you from too many of your legal rights. The outspoken Free Software Foundation founder believes that rather than "cloud computing", Chrome OS encourages "careless computing", and highlights the fact that the rules over what information police can or can't seize without a search warrant change depending on where your data is stored.

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What is a Chrome OS notebook?

What is a Chrome OS notebook?

Last week Google put a reference design notebook called the Cr-48 into the hands of many press, and excited consumers. This new notebook runs Google’s Chrome OS operating system and, according to Google, represents a new type of computing experience, mainly one that takes place solely within the browser.

In my column last Friday I started a debate about the fate of netbooks as I predicted the death of the netbook category. I appreciate all who commented on that column for contributing to the discussion. I ended the column pointing out that if the definition of the netbook is no longer valid, then what are we to call the Chrome OS notebook?

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