They’re design ideas that could change from early builds of an OS that’s not released. But peeking around the early design ideas for Chrome OS reveals what kind of netbook experience Google’s shooting for when it eventually comes out.
There’s a big notice under the Chrome OS Features section of the open source Chrome’s user experience documents: “UI under development. Designs are subject to change.” There is, however, an assumption that with Chrome due to arrive sometime around November, there won’t be a complete change of direction. The notable and somewhat new images show a window management scheme influenced by Apple’s Cover Flow scheme for iTunes and Finder, along with some early looks at how files and removable media will be managed.
Click on to check out the full set of pictures, and tell us what you think of Chrome OS’ early looks in the comments. For more details on what Chrome OS is and how to run it, try our previous coverage of Chrome OS’ release and the human’s guide to running Google Chrome OS.