By the way, everything that I save in the cloud won't disappear, if Google decides to not support the Chromebook I have anymore?
I really want to buy the CR-48 because I want to explore the Chrome OS at one time. But I want to get support for at least 2 years more (since the CR-48 is already 1 year old). But perhaps I shouldn't count on it?
The "plus" of the cloud is that everything you saved in the cloud is in the cloud and should accessable with the next device or a web-browser on the next device. I think they wouldnt kill the web (or? -> ACTA?)
The problem discussing about the chromebook support is that these are the first laptops from Google. So we didnt know how good we can count on Google.
Some time ago they killed some web-apps when they doesnt paid for them (like the Product Wave).
So, what if the chromebook/-box wouldnt grow to an success like the chrome browser? So its a little risk, but I think Google is big enough that we can take this risk
If they would do it like Apple with their old iPhones (like the 2G/3G(S))
then you are save..
I personally think the support is good for 2-3 years, if not every year there is a new generation/revision of the chromebook.
The new chromebooks/-box from the CES 2012 wouldnt come to germany according to the news...but we would see what the future will bring.