All things considered, I view Chromebook as nothing more than a netbook that runs NOTHING other than a browser, with enough memory to handle quite a few tabs and the like... ChromeOS seems like it's just "Chrome-in-a-box". All of the settings from my Chrome browser in Win7 followed me over to the Chromebook VM (as it was intended). All of the apps followed me as well. I'm not suprised, and I anticipated all of this, but, something in the back of my head winces every time we call this an OS.
I'm forced to re-evaluate my definition of OS, I guess. It's just that I was hoping to avoid the cloud for a little while longer. ChromeOS might become the reason I stop worrying and learn to love the cloud (apologies to Stanley Kubrick).