Before we continue to get all hyped up on Google Chrome OS, we must remember that it is not going to be available until the second half of 2010, which means we still have a year to wait and at this point we only have a few facts in regards to features.
That said, over on the official Google Chrome Blog, a few details about the companies that Google will be working with have been unveiled. Given that, I am slightly more interested — at least in learning more.
Anyway, according to the list, it looks like Acer, Adobe, ASUS, Freescale, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and Toshiba have been named as partners so far. Basically, it looks as what I would have expected given the push to be on netbooks, with the notable exception of Dell and Intel. Of course, I am sure this list could still be added to in the future.
And finally, yes, Google Chrome OS will be free (and no I have not read anywhere that it is going to be ad-supported).
“Yes – Google Chrome OS is an open source project and will be available to use at no cost.”
Read [Google Chrome Blog]