Linked by fran on Sun 20th Feb 2011 19:00 UTC
Google "Over the last few months we have been hard at work getting Native Client ready to support the new Pepper plug-in interface. Native Client is an open source technology that allows you to build web applications that seamlessly and safely execute native compiled code inside the browser. Today, we've reached an important milestone in our efforts to make Native Client modules as portable and secure as JavaScript, by making available a first release of the revamped Native Client .[...]In the coming months we will be adding APIs for 3D graphics, local file storage, WebSockets, peer-to-peer networking, and more. We'll also be working on Dynamic Shared Objects (DSOs), a feature that will eventually allow us to provide Application Binary Interface (ABI) stability."
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A new OS paradigm?
by Morgan on Sun 20th Feb 2011 21:07 UTC
Morgan
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2005-06-29

Let's see, we have native code execution, 3D graphics, local file storage, peer-to-peer networking, and an ABI. This really is starting to look like a nearly full featured OS inside a web browser container.

So will we soon see a computer bootstrap into the barebones Chrome OS, which then launches the browser, and inside of it, the "real" OS?

Fascinating!

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