Google Chrome OS
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Full user review
"Its OK if your a Google Fanboy"
Quick boot, simple straight forward Browser type UI
Won't run Windows programs, Must like Google Chrome browser.
Having tried Google Chrome OS a couple times on my Macbook Air using Parallels VM I can say Chrome OS is only for the Google Fanboy willing to try and survive in a Google App world. Of course Google's vision is a cloud based one and somewhat like a Apple Fan you pretty much have to embrace the ecosystem. For me I can say that it is fast loading, its very minimal and you feel like your just using Google's Chrome browser on steroids. I have to say I am not a fan of Google Chrome but I am not a hater either. For me though if I wanted a free OS that is Linux based I would have to choose a more full experience of one of the current Linux flavors such as Mint,Ubuntu,Fedora. They offer a more true open experience then being trapped in the Google zone.