“Seems like a big deal,” writes John Gruber. “Google really sees Chrome OS as a major play — and I can see how it might eat up a big chunk of the low-end PC notebook market. Maybe Chrome OS will do to Windows what Firefox (and, later, Chrome) did to IE?”
TechCrunch and Endgadget have thorough rundowns of the event. I sort of get the push for a web app store and to a degree a new type of OS, but Chrome OS just feels like, well, it’s a web page. What am I missing? And the native web apps, well you can install an NPR app or a New York Times app, but why not just go to their webpage? Is that an obvious question? They’re basically just software programs that run inside a browser window.