A note from Google engineer Gary Kačmarčík indicates that the upcoming Chrome OS may be able to run native PC-based applications from the browser itself. Obviously if true, it will be a great breakthrough for the world’s first web-based OS. Running legacy apps is something Google is terming as “Chromoting”. As per Kačmarčík, this technology is very similar to Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Connection.
Chrome OS is scheduled to be released sometime end of 2010 and will be running web apps through the Chrome web browser. It is a new generation of OS, something Google believes to be more secured, safer and smarter. Add the capability to run PC-apps to the OS, and you get something that will shape the future of computing.