I sort of disagree. I think a chromebook or chromebox is more than sufficient for most people. I haven't owned a Windows computer in years, and never plan to have another, and it's not even slightly inconvenient. Windows is useless for most people, outside the fact that it's what they're used to. But a ChromeOS machine is very easy to get used to, and does everything most people need done, at least as easy as it can be done on Windows. That's why Microsoft is terrified of chromebooks, and is slamming them in its advertising. The new laptop campaign even says that cheap Windows computers "are as good as chromebooks". Not true, but that never slowed MS down before. I've been using a chromeOS device almost exclusively for about a year, and it does almost everything I need. I use Linux for the few things that I haven't been able to easily do on Chrome, like partitioning disks. That's easier on Linux. I also use my Android phone and tablet for some things, but I could get by without the tablet if necessary. I think "nonsensical" is a stretch at best.