Yes. Been testing since December 20th. There are not any malware applications to be subscribed to, updated or managed. There is no registry editing or maintenance. Lastly - and most impressive to me - the Cr-48 has gotten faster since I began using it in spite of adding some apps to the new tab page and using it for hours every day.So were you a tester for the product? Daily backups is a lot of info most people that i know of dont even back up their computer once a year. as for,malware and registry apps we dont know if those are not prone to Chrome OS at all.
I too heard that the pilot program was over but then just yesterday I magically received mine in the mail. Wow is this thing cool. I love it.The CR-48 was the chromebook Google sent to testers last year. The pilot project is over and real chromebooks are coming on july 15th.
That has taken me back to when I last did Chemistry and how I flopped as well. People need to change the mindset they have about the Chromebooks and all will be well.Basically CR-48 the CR part standing for the element on the periodic table called Chromium
The -48 represents one of the unstable or stable(don't remember my chemistry that well) isotopes of chromium.
Basically the name of the laptop is a geeky chemistry joke.
The laptops were basically blocky, and just for the developers interested in the device as well as people who wanted to test out the device and send in feedback n what not.