What a way to start the morning then with a crazy sensationalist headline. A guy that used to work at Google tweeted that in his opinion it's silly for Google to be working on 2 OSs. But then the anonymous reader that submitted this turns this into some kind of doomsday prediction from the Google Gods or whatever.
(The bold text is the AC putting words into Paul Buchheit's mouth)
Former Google employee, Gmail creator, and FriendFeed founder Paul Buchheit has come right out and said what many people are thinking (or hoping for). On his FriendFeed page, Buchheit made a post titled Prediction: ChromeOS will be killed next year (or "merged" with Android). In it, he bluntly says that Google's netbook-centric Chrome OS is as good as dead. Yeah, I was thinking, "is this too obvious to even state?"
To sum up: Man has opinion about ChromeOS, /. headline predicts earthquakes and fire, film at eleven.