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[5]: Comment by BluenoseJake
by M.Onty on Sun 8th Sep 2013 22:42 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by BluenoseJake"
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Ignoring a persons rights is evil.

Ignoring a person's rights is not inherently evil.

Ignoring a man's right to life as he's dying right in front of you because of a poison you administered, that's evil in almost all cases. Ignoring someone's property rights by breaking into their house & nicking their TV, that's not evil, just pretty bad.

Google isn't evil because it simply doesn't get up to enough uncompromisingly malicious activities.

In fact, almost no mundane crime or dubious practice is actually evil, because otherwise evil becomes just another word for "things that aren't done by thoroughly decent people".

We have to use this same English vocabulary to describe things on far more extreme moral scales the IT industry ever is, so lets try & keep some of the more useful words left over, eh?

TL;DR: Perspective!

Edited 2013-09-08 22:43 UTC

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