Waiting for Chrome OS has been a very long wait, but one I think will be worth it. I’ve been telling people (when frustrated by Windows)… “I’m waiting for Google Chrome OS.” And of course that sparked conversation… If you don’t know what Chrome OS is, this overview video does a really good job of explaining the basics:
I also wanted to give Google the Top 10 reasons why they need to hurry up and finish Chrome OS so I can use it.
10. I’m sick of Microsoft Windows (I have to use it about once/week for work at the moment).
9. Although I love Ubuntu, it’s not nearly as fast as Chrome will be.
8. I’m sick of hearing Apple Fanboys saying “look what your computer can’t do because it’s not a Mac.”
7. I want to show my Apple Fanboy friends what it’s like to print something at my office from the comfort of my living room, Starbucks, or the airplane.
6. I want to access all my data, docs, and applications from anywhere… being a small business owner, I need this so I can take a vacation (and the business won’t fall apart while I’m gone).
5. I’m tired of my ancient laptop overheating because I have 25 tabs open in 6 windows, running 6 desktop apps, and Flash on Pandora all at once. If they were cloud apps, it would be easy!
4. I’m the ultimate Google Fanboy (okay, not quite, because I do prefer WordPress over Blogger, but darn close!). I use about 20-25 different Google services at least weekly, and I use about a dozen of them every day.
3. Google will get very sick of me bothering them to finish after dangling the carrot in front of me during their 2 hour Chrome event today.
2. Google is awesome. One of the coolest companies, IMO. Having 20,000 employees and still innovating is an amazing accomplishment– one that should garner a lot of respect.
1. I’m awesome!
NOTE: if the Google Chrome team is reading this, please accept my application to join your pilot program (please!). As a technology enterpreneur and technology influencer within my network, I know I can contribute usable data to your pilot program because my use, while somewhat related to development, is even more so “mainstream” and will give you a wide variety of use cases.