It was hard to pick just one quote from this.
What the fuck is going on inside Google? How much more out of control and undisciplined can this place get? How many new goddamn operating systems are they going to create? They’ve already got Android, and nobody wants it. Now they’re going to make yet another operating system, this time out of a browser that nobody wants. What’s next? A Gmail-based operating system? A YouTube-based operating system? Honestly, Google, is there anyone in charge over there?
This article said everything so well that I don’t feel the need to write my own long post about it.
It’s not that I think Chrome OS is a terrible idea — although it’s certainly not the best use of Google’s time and focus — but that it’s completely overrated and being massively misreported by the press as being a serious competitor or threat to Windows and OS X, which is about as accurate as saying that a RAZR is a serious competitor to a laptop.