Google OS: the end of the hard drive? (cnn.com, November 20, 2009)
About Chrome OS:
“All the applications will be web-based, meaning users won’t have to install apps, manage updates or even backup their data. All data will be stored in the cloud, and users won’t even have to bother with anti-virus software…”
So your data will be more accessible to Big Brother.
Microsoft to battle in the clouds (news.bbc.co.uk, October 27, 2008)
“…cloud computing service, in which data and applications will not be stored on individuals’ computers.”