Hi, I'm Mike in Tampa, FL.
I plan to get the Samsung Series 5 WiFi version ASAP.
I retired last month after 42 years in IT, mostly coding business applications; UNIX, C, Cobol, Perl and PL-SQL, amongst others. I've been a Linux user since 1995 (Yggdrasil was my first release). I like to tell people my first computer was an IBM 360-30 but my first PC was a Tandy 1000-HD; 640k, 10mb hard drive and DOS 2.01.
I've been following the Chrome OS development since inception; like others here I missed the cut for the CR48. I didn't really have a use case but now I do; I returned to school this week to get my missing degree and discovered that my 17" laptop is too big for the narrow classroom desks. I was immediately struck with iPad envy, but I don't like Apple. So that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!