Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jun 2010 21:24 UTC
Google We don't get too many details when it comes to Google's Chrome OS, but this tiny little tidbit dug up by The Register is certainly quite interesting. It looks as if Google is working on implementing remote desktop-like functionality into Chrome OS so you can directly control applications running on other computers within the browser.
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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Sat 12th Jun 2010 06:28 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

It’s for admin access in a corporate setting. Remember that Google plan to eventually have their regular non-engineering staff use ChromeOS and to do that, remote access is a must for troubleshooting.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by kragil on Sat 12th Jun 2010 10:34 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Could be, but I think Google is the kind of company that thinks big. So I think Google wants to virtualize everything that might be crucial from our "old" desktops.

You want to print?
Install our cloud print server and you can do it.

You want to run that one special windows application that you really really need and can't live without?
Install our chromotion server and select that app to be available to your ChromeOS device.(Chromotion server scans the application and reject things like DirectX games etc.) Easy.


Those two things alone ease the migration to ChromeOS a lot.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by phoenix on Mon 14th Jun 2010 02:47 in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

You have it backwards. This isn't about remote access to a system running ChromeOS. This is an app that runs on ChromeOS that allows you to remotely access anything system to run a "legacy" app (as in, anything not running on ChromeOS).

Remote access to ChromeOS is called OpenSSH and X.

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