I hope Google will really demand open source drivers for Chrome OS. It would make sense if they really want to use upstream kernels and be able to tweak the OS at every level and update it at will.
That could be the major blow to major suckage like the GMA500 (Intel, what were they thinking?) With that decision alone Intel dropped from "OK" to "totally blows and total no-go" for me. Beyond stupid.
Such a big company not able to produce half decent 3D chips? Their lack in that department has be obvious for what? A decade now? Clearly a management fail. There must have been some small chip maker that they could bought.
Sad thing would be no ARM ChromeOS computers(although ARM development hasn't even started yet) because ARM is PowerVR invested territory too .. but I guess you have to break eggs at some point.