Sounds a bit like a thin client to me.Quote:
all you would have to do is make sure each PC could boot and load up this self-contained browser OS
I anticipate Google just becoming the new MS (no conspiracy) as they have shareholders they have to make them money they don't just have one person who can call the shots and do the right thing. I see Google focusing on the 'cloud' so this could be where they're heading with their mini OS browser combo the downside is you have to putup with ads and constant attempts to invade your privacy.
As for IE8 one word 'beta' i think it's worth waiting for the finished product before pulling it to pieces.