It's not exactly hard to upgrade the kernel in debian to the latest version. The Liquorix Project, http://liquorix.net/ , has a debian sid repository which works in Jessie. The MX / MEPIS Community Repositories have those repackaged for Wheezy.
Running debian stable, or even testing, on the desktop has always required some backports. That's why all the debian derivatives like Ubuntu, Mint, Antix, PCLinuxOS, and the rest are popular.
I wouldn't suggest you upgrade the kernel on your production server without good reason - but why would you be running Chrome on your server anyway?