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[2]: Comment by BluenoseJake
by BluenoseJake on Fri 6th Sep 2013 22:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by BluenoseJake"
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I own my machines, not Google. Thinking they can do whatever they want is certainly not the definition of good.

Even MS doesn't just force new versions of .net on it's users, they are offered as optional from Windows Update, or installed with an app that uses them.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

I don't get it at all. How are they making the machines any less than yours?

How are they "Thinking they can do whatever they want"? I only see them thinking they can turn their browser into an application platform. You can use other browsers and/ or not use any applications based on their browser platform.

For what its worth, I've never understood why Microsoft didn't just make .net an api built into windows instead of being a separate run time. Anti Trust Issues, maybe? In any case, that was a big factor in my old company abandoning the desktop and moving to web based applications.

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Nelson Member since:

Windows shipped with versions of .NET bundled. Every version of .NET installed after that runs side by side.

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BluenoseJake Member since:

if people can do things to your stuff with out your permission, how can you own it? You can't own what you don't control. It's the very definition of ownership.

It is mine. I decide what happens to it. In the case of a computer, I decide what runs on it, because it is mine.

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