Oh yes, why didn't I think "ChromeBook OS"? Well, maybe it's still a bit proprietary, in my mind.
But would I buy a computer and load a full-blown Chrome OS on it? As opposed to Linux, Windows or Mac OS?
Let's toss out Mac OS because it's not getting offered to non-Mac hardware.
But would I - or you, or the marketplace - accept a third OS - Linus (umpteen flavors) vs Windows vs Chrome?
I suspect the marketplace would consider "one more OS? why?" I mean, even in my original state of dull-dom, I hadn't considered "Chrome OS". I wonder how many would do the same IF Chrome OS was a serious full-blown product?
Making a choice between two products (Linux and Win) is all about Apps, for me. Not about the OS or its software. Would a third OS muck up the waters, or get them flowing faster for better developments?
I think "muck up".