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Google today announced their forthcoming chrome OS. They are taking applications to beta test it using a free notebook.
If chosen, each participant in the Pilot program will receive a Cr-48 Chrome notebook; in return, we'll expect you to use it regularly and send us detailed feedback.
So sign up, and if they choose you, enjoy your free notebook and chrome OS.

Limited number. Expires 11:59:59 PM PST on December 21, 2010. US only. (Forgot that part, Thanks winter)

LINKY [google.com]

12/09/10- UPDATE: LAPTOPS ARE BEING DELIVERED AROUND THE COUNTRY. GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY. woot

12/12/10- Thanks to everybody for all the reps. Dont forget to thank/rep "whcodered", "A_Gamer", and anybody else who did so much work in this thread to make things easier for all of us.

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Last Edited by Lurker247 February 15, 2011 at 05:42 PM
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CHROME OS GIVEAWAY!

This is Google Chrome's main webpage explaining this test drive: http://www.google.com/chromeos/index.html
It's for people who "live on the Web" or basically does everything on the Web. You'll figure out what that means if you take their Living on the Web Quiz.

A wise man once said,
Quote :
It is simply mind-boggling to visualize how short and concise this entire thread would be if all irrelevant posts were deleted. Of course everyone is "hoping" that they receive a CR-48. Why would they sign up otherwise? To mention as such here, though, adds absolutely nothing to this thread.
these shipments require no signature!!

IF YOU RECEIVED IT POST THE DETAILS IN THIS FORMAT SO PEOPLE DON'T ASK 1,000 TIMES:

Received Laptop: YES/NO
Sign Up Date: 12/7/2010
Sign Up Time: 10:00 PM EST
Used Gmail Address: YES/NO
Delivered by: Fedex/UPS
Signed up as: Business/Individual/Developer
Signed up from: Chome's new tab link (no 140 character blurb) /OR/ Normal form (with 140 character blurb)


Tracker is dead! Long live the Tracker

Some shipping 'trends' from the tracker:
  • 12/09: 2001 packages via Next Day Air @ 2am
  • 12/10: 2127 packages via Next Day Air @ 12am (midnight)
  • 12/10: 2116 packages via Ground @ 3pm (but didn't ship till 12/13)
  • 12/13: 1897 packages via Next Day Air (123) & 2nd Day Air (1774) @ 10pm
  • 12/14: 2009 packages via Next Day Air (8), 2nd Day Air (29) & Ground (1972) @ 8pm
  • 12/15: 2045 packages via 2nd Day Air (58) & Ground (1987) @ 8pm
  • 12/16: 1798 packages via Ground @ 9pm (but didn't ship till 12/17)
  • 12/17: 13 packages via 2nd Day Air @ 4pm
  • 12/20: 1011 packages via 2nd Day Air @ 5pm (but didn't ship till 12/21)
  • 12/21: 7 packages via 2nd Day Air
  • 1/20: 563 packages via UPS Ground
  • 1/25: 2381 packages via UPS Ground
  • 1/26: 1200 packages via UPS Ground (but didn't ship till 1/27)
  • 1/27: 1200 packages via UPS Ground (but didn't ship till 1/28)

Q: How many do they give away each day?
A: Seems to be approximately 2,000 per day so far.

Q: Does Google E-mail me telling me my tracking number?
A: No. Google has had zero communication with those receiving notebooks so far. In fact, zero communication whatsoever. It either shows up at your front door or you didn't get one.

Q: I submitted yesterday so when do I get my notebook?
A: Not everyone gets one. Just keep an eye on the tracker to see if any are being shipped to your area. Be patient.

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Batch 3 Reference Number List
Credits to whcodered for generating this! Please rep him!

These are all old numbers and have been shipped and delivered. No tracking numbers are available after 12/11/2010.

Batch 1: http://pastie.org/1366639
Batch 2: http://pastie.org/1371004
Batch 3: http://pastie.org/1370992 - Latest one as of 12/10/10
Batch 4 (and later): Not yet possible to get tracking numbers.

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if you feel lucky and hate to answer all those questions, choose the following link:

https://services.google.com/fb/forms/cr48basic/

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20...PD213.html - Google ordered 60,000 of these so be patient I am sure it will take some time to get all of them out.

If you're impatient:

Go to: http://wwwapps.ups.com/WebTracking/reference
- Put in a shipment reference number between: AAC2000001 - AAC2002127 (this is an old set of numbers and will not reflect 2011 shipments)
- Add by 50 or 100 to see which state the number range is in, and when you locate the right state, add by smaller intervals.-thanks eggmuffin

If a package is delivered in you city; call 1-800-Pick-UPS say "track a package", say the tracking number, it will tell you the address the package was delivered to

Technically kind of paranoid to do this cuz you could just wait for it to come if it does, but personally, my apartment sucks and the ups man is never able to get in... so it'd be nice to know if there IS a possibility of a package arriving.
"If you do not have your tracking number, contact the shipper to obtain the tracking number. FedEx Customer service may be able to find your shipment information if you are unable to get your tracking number from the shipper. Contact us at 1.800.GoFedEx 1.800.463.3339."

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Specifications:
Cr-48 Chrome OS Laptop Full Specifications:

* 12.1-inch screen.
* Atom N455 1.6GHz single core processor
* 16GB SanDisk SSD and Hynix RAM chips (possibly 1GB)
* Full size keyboard.
* Oversized clickpad.
* 802.11n dual-band WiFi.
* 8+ hours of active use.
* 8+ days of standby.
* Webcam.
* Flash storage.
* Intel Pine Trail processor.
* 100MB of free Verizon data.

Source [engadget.com]

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December 14 2010

For those who have it... You can install Ubuntu Linux on it. Please post your findings if you do (i.e. which OS handles Flash better?)

Linky [google.com]

EASIER WAY TO INSTALL UBUNTU on the CR-48:
http://chromeos-cr48.blogspot.com...ur-cr.html

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go here to enter your zip code on a list. ctrl+f to see if there are any others like yours, will help know your chances better

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QR Code Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feat...QzAUaZ26co
Thanks Googcs

The QR Code is linked to http://goo.gl/ocJBw
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And don't be this guy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnQ34k7UL-s (thanks branchero)


*Please do not ask A_Gamer to release the data, read all the page in this thread and you will find the answer. It is completely annoying when people ask the same thing over and over and over and over and over AGAIN!

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#1816
man this thing has alot of shortcomings...

anyone else reporting issues, or did you just take it for fun?
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#1817
someone at my work just got one....... damn I guess I didn't get it
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#1818
Just wanted everyone here at SD to know I got one today... :giddy:

I think I applied back in January, but who knows. I completely forgot about it...until now!
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#1819
Oh man, I want one!!!! I applied way back when as well.
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#1820
mine showed up on my doorstep today!
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#1821
they are torturing us again
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#1822
I can't check until I get home in 4 hours. I hope a got one!
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#1823
I got one today. It was shipped to my office. I signed up as a business and requested 3 laptops and I signed up the day it was being offered. I received one and it showed as "individual". Good luck everyone else who is still waiting!
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#1824
I had one show up on my door today. I had no idea what it was first and actually was trying to remember if I had bought anything which I thought would be impossible since I was out of town for the last week and had no time to use slickdeals. Yup...I dont think I buy anything (online atleast) unless it is something I see on slickdeals.

Anyways, when I opened the package, I saw bunch of stickers fall down on the floor. Looking at these I thought it was some gift from a relative/friend for my toddler only to be surprised that this was a gift for me from uncle google. Great surprise. Now I hace to figure what I will do with this toy Smilie
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they are torturing us again
Please Google STOPIT vomit I need mine
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Please Google STOPIT vomit I need mine
Mine? Which one is yours? I'd like the TV in your living room. It's mine and I need it! When are you going to send it to me?!
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#1827
i applied in December. 10th or 11th to be exact.

i guess im not getting one?
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Quote from lulbert View Post :
i applied in December. 10th or 11th to be exact.

i guess im not getting one?
same here.. i think this was over and i can start forgetting about it.. but the google millionaires want to have some fun
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Mine? Which one is yours? I'd like the TV in your living room. It's mine and I need it! When are you going to send it to me?!
easy man, I am just trying to be this dude lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnQ34k7UL-s LMAO
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#1830
any west coast people get one recently?
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