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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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Nacl May address 1 problem.
by oiaohm on Mon 21st Feb 2011 01:17 UTC
oiaohm
Member since:
2009-05-30

Nacl may address the OS dependance issues for a lot of applciations. This has to worry MS. If developers move to Nacl instead of win32 MS is in trouble.

Active X and Nacl are very much related ideas. Nacl is very much Active X done right. Biggest issue with Active X was that from an active X control you could reach out and doing anything to the system.

One of the big things overlooked when people say about internet connection issue. Is that Nacl is going to be like a lot of the new HTML5 able to use Offline storage when network connection is broken.

Really Linux Distribution makers situp and please take notice. Does not matter if you like it or not. Universal binaries that are OS neutral with all the speed of running on the raw cpu are coming. Nacl tech also includes auto updating in it design. Yes outside the users control a lot.

Also the need to wake up and see the project to allow android application on everything. Yes the second wave of android tech.

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RE: Nacl May address 1 problem.
by moondevil on Mon 21st Feb 2011 07:47 in reply to "Nacl May address 1 problem."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

NaCl with stay away from my computers.

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renox Member since:
2005-07-06

Sorry but *individuals* don't matter, if the majority of users are pleased with the result they will install it (like they did with Flash) and then if you want to access some of the content which comes exclusively with this technology then you'll *have* to install it.

Do you think that I like Flash?
No, but I install it (disabled by default) because sometimes I need it..

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RE: Nacl May address 1 problem.
by Lennie on Mon 21st Feb 2011 09:56 in reply to "Nacl May address 1 problem."
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I think MS is already worried about Google and the web.

How many applications do you run native on your desktop instead of something on the web ?

Personally, I only use an programmers editor & git an SSH-client and a mailclient. I guess a lot of people use games and office-software.

I can already replace the mailclient and IDE:
http://www.cloud9ide.com/ http://ace.ajax.org/

I think I've seen SSH-clients on the web as well.

Google Docs and similair office suits already exist and casual games can already be created based on webtechnology. Casual games is now close to 50% of the market. 2D and simple 3D games build with webtechnology is already possible:

http://developers.facebook.com/blog/post/460

I don't think you need more than 30 frames per second for most games.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Then the network goes down for whatever reason and you got a brick.

No thanks, I like to be able to use my computer offline, when there is no special reason to go online.

It not like I do have flat rate access to the Internet everywhere I go with my computer.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I just tried http://code.google.com/p/shellinabox/ it is amazing. It works really well. I could just use mutt instead of webmail if I wanted too. :-)

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Want a tricky answer, aside from what you already said ?

A bittorrent client ;)

I also run a mail client, a multimedia player, and a backup application. All those services I could have on the cloud nowadays, but with more glitches (like multimedia playback randomly freezing) and less control on my data, so... I know what's my choice.

Edited 2011-02-22 07:11 UTC

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RE: Nacl May address 1 problem.
by dsmogor on Mon 21st Feb 2011 16:31 in reply to "Nacl May address 1 problem."
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

Just a question: how come will elf exec (compiled on Linux dev env) work on coff client environment (windows) and the reverse?

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