I don't think it's quite there yet, to be honest.
It would sure be nice if this thread didn't devolve into an Android/Apple pissing contest.
So true, why waste time on that when walled garden vs open is so much more interesting.
ChromeOS windows do everything Redmond windows do.
They do not look like windows, they look like browser tabs. Because they are. Until they look like _Windows_ windows and include all the same functionality, many potential adopters will be needlessly alienated.
It is clearly an illegal product tie, but somehow they are allowed to do it.
Since computing is moving to tablets and phones, can we get OS refunds for iDevices and Android tablets and phones also ?
Also, is this applicable to Macs?
Of course you can. Apple and Google sell their respective operating systems for... wait for it... zero dollars and zero cents per copy. You are entitled to a full refund.
That makes my little Chromebox that much more awesome. Redmond be very afraid.
Remond has no reason to be afraid until it gets movable, resizeable windows.