Google Chrome OS: A Nice Place to Visit, But?

“Google’s Chrome operating system could mark a turning point in
computing, but many questions remain. Today’s rumor is the OS will
be released to developers next week, answering some questions but
probably raising even more. Google had previously promised Chrome
OS, in some form, before the end of this year.

“Chrome OS strikes me as being just enough Linux to allow an
underpowered computer to run Chrome browser and connect to
cloud-based applications. How exciting can that really be?

“On a netbook, Chrome OS may be enough to provide mobile
functionality. On a desktop, Chrome OS may turn a PC into a
glorified terminal, relying on the Internet for nearly everything
the user does.”

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