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Windows 7: Google's Trojan horse: how Chrome Apps will finally take on Windows

08 Sep 2013   #1
A Guy

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Google's Trojan horse: how Chrome Apps will finally take on Windows

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Today, on Chrome's fifth birthday, Google is announcing the rollout of what it's calling Chrome Apps. Don't feel bad if you're confused by the name. Chrome has been serving up web apps since 2010 when the Chrome Web Store opened up alongside the launch of the Chrome OS. Chrome Apps, however, are different than what's been offered before. They comprise Google's bid to elevate the browser into a true app platform — one that it thinks could one day be a legitimate rival to Windows, OS X, and someday iOS and even Android.

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.
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08 Sep 2013   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I'm sure true Google fan boys and Girls will love this,
I'm not/ I believe Chrome already entrenches it's self to deeply and does not cleanup the mess when uninstalling it's self,
If Google truly wants to become a os it needs to be a separate boot process to access it just like many people do with different windows os versions.
But I suppose it's the next logical step for Google to make for growth.
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09 Sep 2013   #3
Nigsy

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I'm sure true Google fan boys and Girls will love this,
I'm not/ I believe Chrome already entrenches it's self to deeply and does not cleanup the mess when uninstalling it's self,
If Google truly wants to become a os it needs to be a separate boot process to access it just like many people do with different windows os versions.
But I suppose it's the next logical step for Google to make for growth.
I thought Google already has a desktop OS, built of the back of a linux distro (openSUSE I think)?

It's own OS is the way to go though, I'm guessing with the bad publicity that MS are getting at the moment with W8 and lack of innovation from the Mac boys, Google are the real big players that could exploit the market whether that be through an extension of the Android OS or through Chrome notebooks etc...
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09 Sep 2013   #4
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I'm sure true Google fan boys and Girls will love this,
I'm not/ I believe Chrome already entrenches it's self to deeply and does not cleanup the mess when uninstalling it's self...
Chrome actually is not like other windows programs. It be default does not install to the program files folder even. It does install a update service. But I respectfully disagree on the whole getting deep into the system thing. Its a blast to uninstall. Quick and easy. Leaves no residents behind from what I have seen.
Its actually a problem in corporate offices because it can install with no admin rights, and run from their profile. Update Service gets installed if chrome is given admin rights.

I am not a "Google fan boy" but I do like their products


http://productforums.google.com/foru...me/7h1qQ_wCrmo
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09 Sep 2013   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

This is actually what I was referring to as not uninstalling cleanly,
http://www.slipstick.com/problems/link_restrict.htm
If it did uninstall cleanly the default mail client would not be effected,
But since Chrome switches the settings to open hyperlinks it creates an error in Office outlook and livemail,
I believe all browsers adjust settings to their own advantage but when they don't undo those advantages it creates user frustration with Windows and not where the frustration should be focused at the failed uninstall.
I don't hate Google but I'm steering away from them more and more.
Chrome has also removed the custom install option to not make it default... last time I checked for trouble shooting for someone/ that's not good.
As long as Google os is installed on another partition and booted to ?
I have no problem with that as an option for everyone who wants it.
I've uninstalled google toolbar for ie10,
If I need a Google service/ gmail-maps-search I simply go to that webpage.
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10 Sep 2013   #6
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok, that makes sense. Thanks for the info
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11 Sep 2013   #7
indianacarnie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
This is actually what I was referring to as not uninstalling cleanly,
http://www.slipstick.com/problems/link_restrict.htm
If it did uninstall cleanly the default mail client would not be effected,
But since Chrome switches the settings to open hyperlinks it creates an error in Office outlook and livemail,
I believe all browsers adjust settings to their own advantage but when they don't undo those advantages it creates user frustration with Windows and not where the frustration should be focused at the failed uninstall.
I don't hate Google but I'm steering away from them more and more.
Chrome has also removed the custom install option to not make it default... last time I checked for trouble shooting for someone/ that's not good.
As long as Google os is installed on another partition and booted to ?
I have no problem with that as an option for everyone who wants it.
I've uninstalled google toolbar for ie10,
If I need a Google service/ gmail-maps-search I simply go to that webpage.
I'm with you on this. Not a Google-"hater", but use their things less and less if at all. Don't even have Chrome installed at the moment. They seem to be getting a little more aggressive in pushing their product too and I don't like that. Pre-checked boxes to install and make default on virtually any piece of software you download and/or update? C'mon now Google, you used to be better than that....
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