Hmm, TechCrunch has been getting a lot of exclusive stories lately. The most recent of which is this article stating that Chrome OS is to be released within a week.
Their previous exclusive story turned out to be true; Google posted about the Gizmo5 acquisition on one of their blogs and Gizmo5 stopped accepting new members.
If this is indeed true (and I have reason to believe it is) I'll be installing and testing it upon release. Of course, the TechCrunch article mentions possible driver issues... but since Chrome OS is Linux-based, manufacturers don't necessarily have to create a completely new set of drivers. We'll see what happens though - I don't have a netbook at my disposal, so hopefully this Compaq laptop will do. It's fairly generic in terms of hardware.
We'll have to see what happens though. All I can say is... if this is true, it's going to be a good week.