Chrome OS: Why it'll succeed, why it'll fail

Do the Chrome OS and the Chromebook stand a chance? Here are three omens of certain failure and success.

By Brennon Slattery, PC World |  Operating Systems, Chrome OS, Google

Leverage Chrome Apps to Kill Traditional Software

So what if the Chromebook won't support Microsoft Office? Haven't we had enough of Microsoft's clunky, abhorrent software anyway? Though Google apps aren't as robust as needed to be true competition for Microsoft (yet), the Google Chrome Web App Store -- also expected to be launched at tomorrow's event -- could feature a glut of powerful, intuitive, and competitive services that'll make consumers and businesses alike reconsider their addiction to traditional software. If we are, in fact, pushing most of our productivity and storage into the cloud, Google's cloud-based apps could be a smashing success.

Omens abound of the success and failure of Chrome OS and the Chromebook. What are yours?

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