wiz-king - what a negative reaction to what appears a genuine attempt to introduce an OS that isn't based on old, heavy, non-internet friendly and ancient code, as found on all current personal computers. A new lightweight, fast and largely invisible OS seems a perfect product to me!
I still have a deep distrust of open source apps and operating systems. I can't get the thought out of my head that if one ever properly takes off into the mainstream that it will be open to abuse on an unprecedented scale.
I can't see what all the hype is about, quite a few people have been using an alternative OS to Windows for years, it's called Unix in the guise of either Linux or the Mac OS both a derivative of Unix, I can hardly imagine Google are making anything ground breaking here by developing a new operating system when one has been around for years.