Dear Google looks like you forgot something. Let me remind you that first. Here is what you promised when Chrome OS was first announced.
Here is the slide from a Chrome event in 2010:
Okay, that image was to show you Sundar Pichai making the announcement. Here is a closeup of the slide so that you can read.
So, here is what you said; or what I thought you said. You will make an operating system that is simple to use and secure. You will make it so simple that it will take only a few seconds to get online and start doing stuff.
You promised to remove everything that we will no need to do that. I remember you talking about computers checking for floppy drives and other hardware that people no longer use, while booting up.
It sounded like the right thing to do and I fell in love with the idea.
It is 2019 and let me tell you what I have on my Chromebook apart from Chrome OS.
I have the entire Google Play Store. There is an Android container on my Chromebook just to run Android apps.
I can even run an entire Linux computer on my Chromebook if I want to. I could consider that as a hobbyist thing when people were sideloading it with some little hacks, Crouton and what not. Now I have it inside my Chromebook.
I even heard about a plan to add Windows into the mix. ( I heard that you cancelled that plan, did you? really?)
I know I can disable all these things, but I am you get what I am trying to say here right?
Well, I don’t hate Linux. I know what it means to a lot of people who put in their efforts for the opensource cause. I also know it runs most of the internet. Give me Ubuntu on a Dell XPS 13 and I’ll be the happiest.
Dear Google. I bought my Chromebook (or bought into Chrome OS) to use a simple operating system that will let me get things done on the web, not to run an entire computer shop on it.
Please give me my Chrome OS back.