"I've been watching the commentary on Google's announcements
yesterday that their Chrome OS will be available on laptops from
partners - ChromeBooks - and that they will offer a scheme where
they provide a ChromeBook to businesses and students for $20-$30
per month. It's clear that some people are not seeing the real deal
here. I've seen comments on early reviews, Identi.ca and Twitter
saying this is just a Linux laptop and asking why it will be any
more successful than previous abortive attempts at the same, such
as putting Ubuntu on "netbook"-style laptops.
"But the ChromeBook is not just a laptop with Linux. It uses
Linux, yes, but that's incidental to the end user proposition."