It's basically a system that boots to Chrome. So you can do everything you do in Chrome now ... plus the new apps they have in the app store. I've heard that some stuff is stored locally till it is uploaded to the "cloud". Also I would imagine that everything to and from Google is encrypted and I'm sure it's stored encrypted as well. It's really not any different then using gmail or gdocs ... or even chrome really.I think the idea has me set off xie;
the principle from what I understand, the chrome os is pretty much just a bios, basic in out system plus browser, you are using an internet operating system and remote hardrive for everything else
if I'm right, I have no real use for that other then superficial entertainment, do you?
my content is far too sensitive for that kind of storage and far to valuable to only be available when I have internet access
still, it does sound nifty for certain internet thingys and I do believe I will sign up too