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Has anyone on the forum tried Chrome OS yet. I personally have and enjoyed the experience a lot. Now don't get me wrong there is severe limitations to the system but if what you do is mainly browser based then you should not have a problem. I started my adventure with the pilot program Google launched about two years ago with the CR-48. I must say I was highly surprised when the package arrived and it was a laptop. Now the CR-48 model was cheap with just the basics, but it worked like a charm. After using it off and on I eventually purchased the Acer model which was faster and had more storage. One of the features that I enjoyed was directed access to Google Drive. Which at the time was not available to windows. It was easy to back up local files to it if needed. The speed is also another great feature that you cannot over look. By simply opening the screen you have at max 10 seconds until the login screen appears from a cold boot (2-3 seconds when waking from sleep). Now don't get me wrong it does have its limitations. The biggest is there are now applications that you can install. Everything must be a web app, which thank goodness their selection has grown. There is no access to Java, which some of my work applications require Java. On a side note Chrome OS has the abilities to now do a remote desktop connection to windows machines. The other machine will need to be running Chrome and be already configured.

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The net books are pretty much dead in my opinion and with that ChromeOS as Android is the dominate mobile OS and you are either a PC or a Mac person. Of course, if you gone all out and got a tablet or phablet then that really kills the net book. Naturally I am not a linux person either and so the ChromeOS hasn't really interested me at either and so if they plan to push that OS to the mobile market or the Google Glass market or the TV market it is just not a practical OS for your average user.

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