Computerworld – Preston Gralla made many valid observations about the potential downfall of the Google Chrome operating system [“Why Google’s Chrome OS Will Turn to Lead,” July 27], but he missed the good news for people like me. That is, people who are disgusted by Microsoft and see no alternative. I’m sure you’re saying, “What about Linux?” At 50 years old, I’m just not as sharp as I was 20 years ago, and the odds of me picking up enough Linux to be comfortable with it are slim to none. I know, because I’ve tried three different distributions. So I and others like me are painted into a corner. We have to either learn Linux or keep getting kicked by Microsoft. That’s why I have hope for Google Chrome OS. It’s a third option that sounds doable.
Larry L. Trail
U.S. Army (ret.)
Port Orchard, Wash.
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