Google Debuts Chrome Web Apps
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Lorna Garey
Lorna Garey,
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9/6/2013 | 3:37:48 PM
re: Google Debuts Chrome Web Apps
Do the security benefits of Chrome transfer when these apps run on a desktop OS? Or, is that TBD!
Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
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9/6/2013 | 5:01:34 PM
re: Google Debuts Chrome Web Apps
Yes, the apps are sandboxed because they rely on the Chrome runtime (sort of an unseen browser engine).
Michael Endler
Michael Endler,
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9/6/2013 | 5:46:29 PM
re: Google Debuts Chrome Web Apps
It'll be interesting to see which markets increase their Chrome OS adoption thanks to developments like this. A lot of places will still need Windows for certain crucial processes, but for some employees, Chrome OS is becoming viable. And for students, it's becoming a really strong option, given the cheap Chromebooks that are out there.
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9/7/2013 | 4:27:44 AM
re: Google Debuts Chrome Web Apps
A set of applications that run within the Chrome browser, but look and behave like the kind of apps you'd see on a tablet or PC.
It actually looks great so far. Google always has great creative and design talented.

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