Chrome OS may have ability to run desktop applications

By on June 11, 2010 at 8:48 AM.

Chrome OS may have ability to run desktop applications

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The Register is reporting that Chrome OS — Google’s netbook operating system that is completely browser based — may in fact gain access to legacy desktop applications. Using a technology the Register identifies as “Chromoting,” Chrome OS will “enable you to access legacy PC applications right within the browser.” The Chromoting feature is described as a Remote Desktop like experience, and “will let you access applications running on your existing Windows, Linux, or Mac desktop.” The Register sources an email correspondence with Google software engineer Gary Kačmarčík, who — curiously — would not “responded to requests for comment” from the publication. We hope the prognostication is true, more functionality is always better…no? More →

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Google's Chrome OS coming "late fall"

By on June 2, 2010 at 7:52 AM.

Google's Chrome OS coming "late fall"

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Have you been dying to know when you’ll be able to get your hands on Google’s Chrome OS? Well according to Sundar Pichai, the head of the project and Google VP of product management, the OS will be making its debut in the “late fall.” There’s presently no more information to report on the matter, but rest assured that we’ll be back as soon as we hear more. More →

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