"Chrome OS Depends On the Internet
"Yes, Google can cache app sessions and data, and enable a
system to function offline. But let's be clear: Chrome OS
represents a lot more reliance on the Internet than Windows, Mac OS
or other brands of Linux do.
"For example, Google seems to imply that instead of drivers,
Chrome OS will connect to devices via the Web. Lose Internet
connectivity? You can't print!
"Michael Jackson died, and the entire Internet nearly ground to
a halt. In mid-May, most of Google's own services were completely
unavailable for an hour. And even when the Internet and Google
servers are functioning normally, the local connection to the
Internet can be shut down for a wide variety of reasons.
"Total reliance on the Internet is all fun and games until that
connection is lost. Then what?"