Kevin Tofel looks at Google’s latest Chrome strategy, and how it hopes to ride over the traditional OS using the Chrome browser on the Windows and OSX desktops:
In fact, Iâ€™d go so far as to say, within a year, many of you will be using a Chromebook. Before you roll your eyes, let me add one caveat: That Chromebook wonâ€™t be Google-designed hardware; instead it will be on the Mac, Windows or Linux machine you have at that time. So it wonâ€™t be a Google-built device like my Chromebook Pixel is…Â For many Chrome is just a browser. For others who use a Chromebox or Chromebook, like myself, itâ€™s my full-time operating system. The general consensus is that Chrome OS, the platform used on these devices, can only browse the web and run either extensions and web apps; something any browser can do. Simply put, the general consensus is wrong and the signs are everywhere.
More at GigaOM.