Several modes to the Google Chrome OS are available to improve the user experience. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/022511-google-chrome.html
Work Shifting involves more than geographic location. It involves location, time, equipment, intellectual activation (mental readiness) and even social presence. Essentially, our present technology allows the worker to work when it is optimal. We are entering an age where not only time or location but especially computing device is flexible.
Acer has announced availability of the new Google Android (Linux) OS on their AOD250 netbook. This represents a trend toward a ‘data pad’ device mid way between the smart phone and the netbook. Google OS is due in the second half of 2010 to compete head to head with Microsoft Windows and Microsoft may loose significant market share to Google (Linux).