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Windows 7: ChromeOS to support legacy PC apps through "Chromoting"

13 Jun 2010   #1
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 
ChromeOS to support legacy PC apps through "Chromoting"

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One of the larger questions asked by novices to the Chrome OS experience is this: Can it run Windows apps?

Up until now, the answer has been a resolute, "no." Google's Chrome operating system is entirely Web-driven, in the sense that there's nothing you can actually install into the operating system.
Chrome OS is the Chrome browser running atop a Google-customized Linux variant—"Goobuntu." You access Web-driven applications via the browser and, though you can "install" or save these Web apps into Chrome OS, you just can't grab your average application CD, throw it in an optical drive, and expect something magical to happen.

According to a message posted to a public mailing list dedicated to Chrome OS, however, a new feature is in the works that will grant users access to "legacy PC applications" through some kind of remote desktop connection process. Google software engineer Gary Kačmarčík, who first spilled the beans on the feature, calls the process, "Chromoting."
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Not exactly groundbreaking technology, since it's been around for years now. Seems like way to much work to me...


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14 Jun 2010   #2
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Some kind of automated WINE maybe?
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