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Check Out Google's Notebook Demolition Labs

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Want to be a demolition man?

The Chrome OS Notebook has been quite the cool little experiment. The fact that Google sends you a laptop to use for as long as you want to provide feedback on the Chrome OS is cool enough on its own, but the idea of an operating system that lives and breathes on the cloud is really great long-term part.

We've already seen demonstrations of the Chrome OS surviving continuously through destruction of notebook after notebook.

Now Google wants to invite you into the demo lab. No, that's not demo for demonstration, but rather demo for demolition. As Google wrote in its blog:

Are you ready to help take the Cr-48 through its paces? If you are up to this challenge, take these mean machines through explosions, carbicide, and destruction by ravenous zombies at While you're at it, you can submit an application to the Chrome notebook Pilot program.

Check out our in-depth, hands-on review of the Chrome OS Notebook here.

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    mpioca , December 24, 2010 5:58 PM
    Pretty cool IMO!
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    Anonymous , December 24, 2010 6:02 PM
    Awww they won't pee on it though
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    firemachine69 , December 24, 2010 7:18 PM
    As much as I like this thing, the whole idea screams "1984"...

    Now off to download more games on Steam. :D 
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    pakardbell486dx2 , December 24, 2010 8:35 PM
    I told them to "nuke it" and they responded "nice one....who doesn't like chemical waste?"
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    nebun , December 24, 2010 10:18 PM
    so what happens if someone decides to plant a virus on the server where all your files are stored?
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    JOSHSKORN , December 25, 2010 3:18 AM
    I'll wait for a Desktop version, thanks. I HATE laptop keyboards. My fingers don't fit. Even so, I'm only using this in a virtual box for now.
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    cookoy , December 25, 2010 1:45 PM
    ok, we get the idea about the cloud thing. but if you keep insisting,
    those are crappy, worthless junk pieces of notebooks.
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    edilee , December 25, 2010 2:46 PM
    Out of the first 7 articles 3 of them are about Google. Google produces NOTHING and never will...they just have too much money.
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    Mark Heath , December 25, 2010 3:14 PM
    Oh crud, the jump I got because I didn't check the volume level when the chainsaw came down and I'm using headphones :/ 
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    dEAne , December 26, 2010 1:03 AM
    Thanks for the link tom.
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    Randomacts , December 27, 2010 6:42 AM
    When ever I say "Blend it" it does not show the blending it just freezes FAIL.