Google Chrome To Run Legacy PC Apps

The Google Chrome OS team is working on a new feature that will allow users to run Microsoft's legacy PC applications on a Chrome OS-based device.

The process of running legacy PC applications on the Chrome OS has been dubbed 'Chromoting'.

Google's Chrome OS is based on a customised version of Linux, but works in a different way from most other operating systems.

Users of the Chrome OS do not actually install applications directly on to their systems, but instead download web apps from the internet and run them using Google's Chrome browser, making it a web-driven operating system.

Google software engineer Gary Kačmarčík explained: “We're adding new capabilities all the time. With this functionality, Chrome OS will not only be great platform for running modern web apps, but will also enable you to access legacy PC applications right within the browser”.