Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Apr 2012 21:59 UTC
Google If you ever needed evidence that no, people don't want a browser as an operating system, it's this: Google has updated Chrome OS to pretty much turn it into a traditional desktop operating system. This does raise the question - does anybody actually use Chrome OS?
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by thegman on Thu 12th Apr 2012 10:26 UTC
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I have a Chromebook, and use it every day. I used to have an Eee Pad Transformer, but use the Chromebook far more. The reason is basically that it's a fast booting, quick little laptop for web browsing. I have a Windows laptop too, but it runs hot and can take a while to wake up.

I ditched the Eee Pad because web browsing was simply not very good, text entry into forums was very slow and the UI was sub-par. Now that Chrome is on Android, that has maybe changed.

Sometimes the Chromebook frustrates me, and I have to use my Mac or PC, but 95% of the time it's OK. I find it more usable as "sofa computer" than a tablet. If I were to replace it, it would not be for a tablet.

If we think about what we do with computers, outside of work and games, then a web browser can do most of it, and Chromebook excels at that where tablets do not. Tablets excel at simple apps and games, and I need nor want those.

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