GMGruman writes "The whole point of the forthcoming Google Chrome OS is to not be like today's Windows or Mac OS "fat client" style of computing, and instead rely on cloud-based resources for nearly everything. InfoWorld's Galen Gruman has been spending quality time with a prototype Cr-48 Chrome OS laptop and the beta version of Chrome OS, and finds that it's the cloud's Web resources that are likely to make or break the Chrome OS concept. Right now, they would break it, he finds, given the overly simplistic nature of Web apps today and the problems of working on a computer that needs you to be always connected. The real version is a good six months away, but Gruman is surprised that Google's own Web apps aren't already in beta form to show the Chrome OS in better light, given how long Google has been working on the project. Right now, the irony is that the cloud is failing the cloud-based Chrome OS."
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