Google’s Chrome OS is a bad idea.

Google today announced Chrome OS, a Linux based operating system that will boot in seconds and feature the web as its primary application platform (presumably its only platform).

This goes further to Google’s plan to ultimately eliminate the power and flexibility of the desktop computer. As application software is delivered from the web, the end-user’s experience becomes that of a set-top box. Though Google began as a corporation with the motto “Don’t be evil”, people should realize that they are indeed just a corporation.

Will the new Google order be more fair and balanced than the old Microsoft-guard? Or will the cruelty of the new regime have us wistfully reminiscing about the benevolence of the old?