Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Sep 2013 15:22 UTC

The new apps look and behave much like the native apps you find on Windows and OS X. They're built using web technologies, but also with Chrome-specific code that means they won't be able to run on other web browsers - they're truly Chrome apps. They can exist outside of your browser window as distinct apps, work offline, and sync across devices and operating systems. They can also access your computer's GPU, storage, camera, ports, and Bluetooth connection. Chrome Apps are, for now, only available through Chrome on Windows or Chrome OS on a Chromebook. Mac users will have to wait another six weeks before their version of Chrome will be updated.

This is very important for Chrome OS - since this means it can now have applications outside of the browser. Google's plans for Chrome OS suddenly became a whole lot clearer.

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RE[7]: Comment by BluenoseJake
by japh on Mon 9th Sep 2013 09:18 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by BluenoseJake"
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Say what you will about MSFT but I can buy any brand new X86 laptop running Windows 8 and within 10 minutes be installing ANY OS that I choose, be it Linux,BSD, earlier versions of Windows, heck i could even go OS/2 Warp if eComstation has drivers for the hardware.

Because they haven't traditionally had any options. Look what they did when ARM came into the picture. What other OS:es can I install on a Surface RT?
At least the Chromebook gives the option to install something else.

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