Google: Chrome OS to Run Legacy Applications

Ainsley Jones

Google says its upcoming Chrome OS will be able to access legacy Windows software, despite being a Web-based operating system. Chrome OS's support for running Windows legacy applications will come from chromoting, a kind of remote desktop process, says


Details on how chromoting works are scarce. Google software engineer Gary Kacmarck offered:

We're adding new capabilities all the time. With this functionality, Chrome OS will not only be a great platform for running modern web apps, but will also enable you to access legacy PC applications right within the browser. We'll have more details to share on chromoting in the coming month.

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