What's in the boxes isn't nearly as important as what them being there means

Look at that pallet of swag. Some people think it may be a pile of Chrome devices to give to attendees, others think it's T-shirts and some are guessing it's box after box of fancy pens. Alex is certain that it's "so many bags of Doritos." I'm not particularly concerned about what it is (don't go to Google I/O for the swag), but what it means.

Chrome OS is due for some serious loving from Google. It's been progressing along nicely, but it's high time that it gets some of the special treatment we saw Android get way back when the Nexus One came out with Eclair. Remember how much better Android became -- and so quickly -- once Google started focusing on it? Yeah. Let's do that with Chrome. T-shirts and Chromebooks (or Doritos) will get us excited, but I'm really excited about what we'll see at the keynote and in the developer sessions. 

Just a few more days.


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The Chrome developers are ready to take it up a notch at Google I/O


I agree, I look forward to the future developments of Chrome OS. I'm not even a developer but would to get into it all down the line (and get good enough at it to have some serious fun) and I would love to go to I/O one year not for the "swag" people seem to laud over but to actually visit as many sessions as I can cram into my days there, till my brain is full of developer focused goodness.

The boxes obviously have chrome book pixels in them. They're going to do like Oprah A pixel for you"and "a pixel for you" :D

1299 dollars(per Chromebook) for 5500 people=7144500 Dollars in expense
That most likely isn't going to happen that's a lot of money(even for Google)

I have a feeling chrome is going to take center stage at I/O and will make up about 70% of the keynote presentation. I wish it would be more android-oriented, but I can understand why they want to push Chrome OS into the spotlight front and center. Windows is losing some average consumer market share to linux based OSes, and google wants to snatch those potential OS free agents up before they give ubuntu a try.

Hell, NASA just dumped Windows in favor of Debian 6!! Yeah, it sort of makes sense, but I'll take that one as a major win still, since even a single less windows user is always a win in my book :)

wait.... perhaps they are remote keyfobs to Chrome-powered cars! :)

Each attendee will drive home in a brand new car, yes? :)

I do hope chrome os gets a little loving, This would be great news for although i own a chromebook and would love to use it more often. I nearly always revert back to the macbook air mainly due to the limitations that chrome os has.