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Google's 'Active X' Alternative Works on Linux & Mac

Dec 09, 2008, 17:35 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert McMillan)

"Google's Native Client was released under an open-source software licence by Google engineers on Monday. It's still in the early stages of development, but Google says it could eventually help web developers create web programs that would run more quickly and feel more like real desktop applications.

"Developers could use Native Client to speed up a photo-sharing website, for example, so that users could touch up photos without ever leaving the site, Google spokesman Brad Chen wrote on a company blog. "Modern PCs can execute billions of instructions per second, but today's web applications can access only a small fraction of this computational power," he said."

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