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I wasn’t chosen to get a ChromeOS Netbook, though I wanted one badly. Instead, Google chose to send them to no fewer than nine people that I found in my area that promptly put them up for sale on Craigslist. Me? The one that wanted to actually use it? No. Nine who wanted to sell them on Craigslist for a profit? Sure, those guys got one.
There. I’m over it now.
In the absence of a proper ChromeBook I’ve been using my white MacBook like a ChromeOS netbook. As much as possible I’ve used only web based services in Chrome and I really like my results. I’ve transformed my work, and a good bit of my life to cloud only.
I’ve got GB’s worth of music on Amazon Cloud Drive (until Google gets it in gear), all of my documents and spreadsheets are in Google Docs and I’ve gone back to using Gmail only in the browser. I’m even using Picnik for my light image editing. In every way possible I’ve replaced my Macbook Pro and Ubuntu desktop work with a ChromeOS like experience in my MacBook.
In short, I’m ready to roll. I really like the way that things are working for me, and the bare bones features in Google Docs have actually made me more productive. I didn’t get in on the ChromeOS netbook giveaway but I will buy one as soon as they come out. I would also do the monthly fee if Google goes that route as rumored.
There are things that just wouldn’t work for me on a ChromeOS Netbook, but so many things that would. I’m a buyer.
I just hope it has a light up, colored Google logo on the back of the screen. That would be cool.