Google's operating system, ChromeOS, may be loaded on small new laptops by the end of 2010. That probably means netbooks only. I hope that ChromeOS as an option on larger PCs.
Reports are that users may not be able to load ChromeOS on older PCs. I hope that's not true.
I use the cloud for everything now, including Google Documents. I don't use programs on my PC to create files. All I want to do is connect to the Internet. In theory, ChromeOS should suffice. An OS that loads quickly, is integrated with its browser and is light on resources. Sounds great.
Windows7 and Mac PCs are bloated messes. I have not been able to get Linux to run consistently. Here's hoping that ChromeOS is a viable alternative.