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Google To Bring New Packaged Chrome Apps To Linux

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Published on 06 September 2013 02:42 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Google
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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.

The new Chrome Apps support working offline, have a greater "application" feeling than just a Chrome web-browser page, supports Google Drive and other web services, and the apps can be launched directly from the desktop.

For those that want to learn more about the next-generation Google Chrome Apps, read this Google blog post. We'll cover the new Chrome Apps in more detail once they come to Linux and OS X; in that post they confirm it's "coming soon."

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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