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 JAlexoid on Tue 10th Sep 2013 00:12 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by BluenoseJake"
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Well there is using the spammer's trick of having a third party completely unrelated to Google to have a Chrome install as well as taking the default browser spot for one.

Chrome does not make itself automatically default, don't spread lies.

As for the second how about the fact you buy a "ChromeBook" and you have what WAS a bog standard X86 laptop that has been so locked down they you can ONLY install an alternative OS by going into "dev mode" and even after all that can you install any OS you want on YOUR laptop?

A ChromeBook is a specialised device - they are free to do all kinds of crap. Apple does something similar with a specialized firmware. Microsoft does the same thing with Surface RT.
The issue with Microsoft's policy is not that they do it, it's the fact that their actions result negative results for everyone. Like only Microsoft's keys are installed in UEFI. However, considering that there is a healthy competition between browsers, Microsoft is free to announce extensions like this all hey want.
(Your whole complaint on the topic of ChromeBook is off-topic.)

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