I’m thinking of going all in with Chrome OS

Posted Apr 26, 2012 at 6:07 pm in Threads > Opinions

I’ve been using windows 8 since the dev preview and its still windows. In addition to all the unfriendly popups and menus, they’ve added the disjointed metro mess. That said, I think OSx is really ugly and the way the UI treats you like a dummy drives me completely insane.
Also, I have about a million items pinned to my taskbar and a bunch of things on my desktop and the only app I’ve opened in two months has been Chrome.

I’m probably going to build or buy a desktop (or use a laptop as a desktop with an external display) this summer, it’ll probably have 2 monitors. I figure that its better to get rid of the bloat, poison and cartoonishness of traditional desktops and just use the internet. The new aura interface looks really really good and useful.
For portable things, I’m almost certainly going to get a Transformer Prime or Infinity. I can’t get a chromebook here in canada and I want a machine with enough power to browse the web and not be sluggish anyway.

Chrome is getting really close to offering a full desktop experience, with Aura and a few great apps. Honestly, I’d rather use Aviary than steal photoshop, I already use google Docs, Audiotool is actually pretty amazing for making music. I don’t play a lot of games, so thats not super important.

Has anyone tried this?
Am I crazy?