Linked by kragil on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 20:26 UTC
Google "Native Client enables Chrome to run high-performance apps compiled from your C and C++ code. One of the main goals of Native Client is to be architecture-independent, so that all machines can run NaCl content. Today we're taking another step toward that goal: our Native Client SDK now supports ARM devices, from version 25 and onwards."
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cool/frightening
by the_randymon on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 20:41 UTC
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Half of me thinks this is really cool. The other half thinks this is a disaster waiting to happen. Either way, it's an interesting project.

I'm showing my age, but I grew up in the age of big iron and dumb terminals etc. and I'm perfectly comfortable at the green screen. So the idea of running an OS and a desktop to get to a browser in which you run C++ code seems like an extraordinary waste of resources, now matter how cool it is. Look at what we used to be able to do over FTP and telnet. I hope the first native-client app is a fart app. Because then the world will be complete.

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