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Go Google Chrome OS! Just don't go too fast, too far

Jul 09, 2009, 17:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Get the idea? With desktop Linux, I'm free to choose exactly what I want. With Chrome OS, it looks like that while I'll get a better and more stable system than Windows 7 I run the risk of being locked into a Google software ecosystem that might potentially be as restrictive as Windows has been.

"I'm not saying that this is how it's going to be, but I am concerned. I'll feel a lot better in a few months if I discover that the Google Chrome OS betas will let me run any Linux desktop application and programs running off any HTML 5-compatible Web site."

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