WRONG, nice try but totally wrong, just try to download any bog standard X86 Linux distro and see how far you get.
In reality what Google has done is turn a laptop into a smartphone because just as the smartphone can ONLY run certain ROMs and certain versions, even if the hardware is the same, so too has Google used UEFI to take bog standard X86 parts and lock the fuck out of them. Can you run BSD? Windows? Haiku? Make a Hackentosh? NOPE, you can on a real laptop but NOT on a Chrome anything.
Sorry but that is total bullshit. BTW we'll see how long those "Linux" distros get supported, considering its being done strictly as a courtesy by a few devs? My bet is you would already be limited if you had a first gen Chromebook and in 2 years? Well it'll be harder than finding somebody that supports android 1.x, Turning X86 into a cellphone? You couldn't be more evil if you put Snidely Whiplash on the logo.