I’ve notice this nice little hack that one kid did few days ago… It’s very cool to see this great new operating system on a great hardware. Another huge advantage is the ability to get an image of chromeOS on your USB and/or a version that will run in VMware. This type of effort will give lots of developers a better way to test their chromeOS Apps/Extensions.
On useful use-case for it, will be to use the vmware image when you are building an extension that leverage chromeOS APIs like the file browser. This is the only way to test your code, beside installing it on a real chromeOS device like the chromebook.
I’m sure that in the near future, we will see chromeOS on popular tablets (Android and iOS ones).