Chromebook: Is the world ready for this?

Google has launched a laptop that has no desktop, no files and no applications, in the traditional sense. Instead, it is simply just a window to the Internet. Through initiatives such as Google Apps, Google has been working to ensure you're going get along just fine without all these things.

Does this change everything? Possibly. If Chromebook is successful, in one swoop it will displace Windows, Linux, Mac OS and all other forms of operating system. It will be a move similar to the way in which Microsoft's Windows became the platform for computing, displacing the 'IBM PC' as the standard that consumers looked to for desktop computing.

Is the world ready for this?