Sunday, March 29, 2015

Chrome OS: why do so many things, including from Google, not run?

I'm looking at a c/net thing about running Google Earth Pro for free on "PC or Mac".  No option for Linux.  OK, but what about Goggle's own PC operating system (OS) Chrome OS, which runs on Chromebooks?

It's pretty much fill-in-the-blank does not run on Chrome OS.  I recently cancelled subscriptions to streaming video services for NBA League Pass and because neither runs on Chrome OS.

How the heck can that be?

Development stuff does not run on Chrome OS.  If you want to set up an environment to write and test programs, including those that run on Chrome OS or Google's tablet/smartphone Android OS, as far as I know that cannot be done on Chrome OS.

What the heck?

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