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    Phoronix: Google To Bring New Packaged Chrome Apps To Linux

    For celebrating the fifth birthday of Google's Chrome project, the search giant has today unveiled "For your desktop" Chrome Apps that work from the desktop. Initially this new generation of Chrome Apps is for Chromebooks and Windows, but Linux support is coming soon...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQ1NTk

  • #2
    WeatherBug already works on linux. At least on my machine it launches as a standalone app.

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    • #3
      *cou...*NETFLIX*...gh*

      At least until something is agreed upon, regarding the Premium Video Extensions.

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      • #4
        Firefox has supported this since last year (on every OS: Linux, *BSD, Mac, Windows, Android, Firefox OS).

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        • #5
          Originally posted by phoronix View Post
          Phoronix: Google To Bring New Packaged Chrome Apps To Linux
          but Linux support is coming soon...
          I still remember Google Drive is coming soon to...

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          • #6
            I prefer google chrome ported to qt or gtk3...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by abral View Post
              Firefox has supported this since last year (on every OS: Linux, *BSD, Mac, Windows, Android, Firefox OS).
              ^This.

              And I've noticed that Google's "Soon to come to Linux" really means "Who cares about Linux, let's work on something else now!"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by pandev92 View Post
                I prefer google chrome ported to qt or gtk3...
                +1 can we please finally get rid of VCL, XUL, and co?

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                • #9
                  Same slow JS+HTML shit from a different perspective with more APIs piled onto it.

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                  • #10
                    never understood (and probably never will) the fascination with web-based applications and software.

                    Always prefer to have all my software run natively within the operating system as installed native applications and not as some layer over a web application.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sonadow View Post
                      never understood (and probably never will) the fascination with web-based applications and software.

                      Always prefer to have all my software run natively within the operating system as installed native applications and not as some layer over a web application.
                      You and me both. Which reminds me, if you happen to use Windows, rumor is Windows 10 will be completely Cloud based -- I guess that will not sit well with you either. I personally don't use Windows anymore, since 2012. I made the switch and never looked back. Unlike most, I didn't need to rationalize my use of Windows. App and Game replacements were everywhere and Steam had just arrived.

                      I can't stand the cloud. The bad just outweighs the good and I like things to be in MY control.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Mike Frett View Post
                        You and me both. Which reminds me, if you happen to use Windows, rumor is Windows 10 will be completely Cloud based -- I guess that will not sit well with you either. I personally don't use Windows anymore, since 2012. I made the switch and never looked back. Unlike most, I didn't need to rationalize my use of Windows. App and Game replacements were everywhere and Steam had just arrived.

                        I can't stand the cloud. The bad just outweighs the good and I like things to be in MY control.
                        It's actually about 90+% who don't care nor like cloud related crap, unless its a rare legit use case like db or super computing. I recall stats a year ago only about 1% users using google's online office suite, pretty much anyone else preferred libre/ms office.

                        Not that it's useless, in some cases its better, it's just overly hyped and technically unsound and inferior when it comes to native desktop solutions.

                        Regardless, cloud = no security nor privacy.

                        Cloud is a SAAS/SOA rebranded. Win 10 won't be cloud based unless as an option or they'll have to back down like they did with the start button in win 8 - usability always wins over hype and design.
                        Last edited by mark45; 09-07-2013, 10:12 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by abral View Post
                          Firefox has supported this since last year (on every OS: Linux, *BSD, Mac, Windows, Android, Firefox OS).
                          You mean Firefox Marketplace?
                          https://marketplace.firefox.com/

                          Well, there is no link to it anywhere from Firefox, and nobody have ever heard of it.
                          I thought it was just for Firefox phones, until I looked it up today.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sonadow View Post
                            never understood (and probably never will) the fascination with web-based applications and software.

                            Always prefer to have all my software run natively within the operating system as installed native applications and not as some layer over a web application.
                            The cloud hype comes from software vendors, not users. There are a number of advantages to web-based applications from the point of view of a vendor. You are trying to understand why user preference would be driving this, but fact is that user preference has nothing to do with it.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mark45 View Post
                              It's actually about 90+% who don't care nor like cloud related crap, unless its a rare legit use case like db or super computing. I recall stats a year ago only about 1% users using google's online office suite, pretty much anyone else preferred libre/ms office.

                              Not that it's useless, in some cases its better, it's just overly hyped and technically unsound and inferior when it comes to native desktop solutions.

                              Regardless, cloud = no security nor privacy.

                              Cloud is a SAAS/SOA rebranded. Win 10 won't be cloud based unless as an option or they'll have to back down like they did with the start button in win 8 - usability always wins over hype and design.
                              I think the 400+ million GMail users would disagree. Cloud also doesn't have to be insecure, nor is it usually less secure than using your credit card online.

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