(this article originally appeared on Technorati)
If you're in IT or following technology trends, you probably have heard about Google's Chromebooks.
If you haven't, Google made an operating system that is lean, small, and boots right into a browser only. Holy smokes, the future!
This OS will only ship on laptops, for now, and during the recent I/O conference Google holds for developers Google really hit home on the fact that these should really be great for the enterprise field.
Can you imagine? Never having to install an app with a CD, or worrying about the fact that the user is still running IE 6 or Office 2003? Smells like heaven if you ask me. What a fantastical dreamworld we'd all be living in. Not to mention the fact that you'd be using Google's services via the web anyhow, so all the updates to those apps would be taken care of by Google.
Though, the downside to that is of course, Google could update all of your apps without you even knowing it. Such is the life of living on the web, friends. What becomes of your friendly neighborhood engineers, you ask?
Well, an engineer with skills is knitting would be a good idea as a job backup plan. But, Google has an intensive Administrator panel planned for the Enterprise versions of the OS. Plus, who will reset your password when you forget every Monday morning?