“LAPTOP MAKER Acer will release a dual boot netbook in the hope that it will entice users to ditch Microsoft’s Windows.
The Aspire One AOD255, first shown at this year’s Computex, will feature Google’s Chrome operating system along with Microsoft’s Windows XP.”
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Source: The Inquirer
Acer is going to release a $375 dual boot laptop sometime in the near future, though they have not yet specified when. The first OS is the familiar and aged WinXP and the second is the very young and unfamiliar Chrome OS from Google. This should give you a chance to get to know Chrome and its capabilities while still being able to switch to a more familiar OS. The Atom N450 processor and 1GB of RAM offer enough processing power for simple tasks, it sports a 10.1-inch screen and has a 160GB hard drive, so don’t expect performance miracles but do expect it to be light. The Inquirer is waiting to hear more specifics to pass on.