Google Chrome is not a browser
It's an operating system. I say this because Chrome has a feature that's extremely desirable for a cloud computing user environment: multiprocessing, which is designed to shut off troublesome browser bugs without shutting down the browser itself.
Multiprocessing or multitasking explains how modern computer operating systems -- especially Linux -- handle so much data without constantly crashing. Tasks are handled simultaneously, parsed into chunks that can be crunched in parallel. And when data can't be crunched? Quit the process instead of the OS. On a Mac, this is called "Force Quit." (Not sure what to call the Windows equivalent.)
Here's my point: Cloud computing depends on transforming the Web into a giant operating system that possesses the security and stability we demand from Windows, the Mac, Linux, and so on. No one expects this will happen soon; it's a process of gradual improvement. Chrome, with multiprocessing, appears to be a gradual improvement.
FWIW and Foolish best,
Disclosure: I own shares of Google and its 2010 LEAPs.