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Chrome OS may have ability to run desktop applications

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:40PM EST

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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?


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