How Google plans to rule the computing world through Chrome ? Tech News and Analysis (click for full article) by Kevin C. Tofel - May 22, 2013 SUMMARY: Are you ready for Google to take over the desktop? You'd better be if you use Chrome. With it, Google is making a play to rule the computing world as a back door to a new app economy. -- "If you've been paying attention lately, you'll see the signs of a significant disruption in computing. No, I'm not talking about mobile: That disruption already happened and we're in the midst of it playing out now as PC sales have become stagnant at best. Instead, it's within the browser: Google Chrome is the harbinger of change and through it, Google has huge potential to change computing once again. In fact, I'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 won't be Google designed hardware; instead it will be on the Mac, Windows or Linux machine you have at that time. So it won't be a Google build device like my Chromebook Pixel is. Let's step back and I'll explain."