Google NativeClient

Julio César Carrascal Urquijo jcarrascal at
Wed Dec 10 15:40:42 PST 2008

Hello Jarrett,

> On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 5:37 PM, Nick Sabalausky <a at a.a> wrote:
> OT, but it won't.  MS will come up with a proprietary, competing
> technology that has no open specification, is designed by large
> corporate interests, has half the features as Google's, is poorly
> implemented, and it will become the industry standard.  ;)
> (if it means replacing ActiveX, by gum they'll do it, too.)

I really don't think Microsoft will support a product competing directly 
with Silverlight. If a plugin for IE gets written it will probably be provided 
by Google too.

Still very interesting for runing high performance applications (video encoders 
and games come to mind) inside the browser without porting them to Siverlight 
or Java Applets. There's lots of native code applications that would beneffit 
from this. Think running slightly modified versions of OpenOffice, Gimp, 
Evolution, Apache or even the whole CoLinux would be pretty cool.

Also, it would be interesting to see if running Flash inside NativeClient 
would provide more security against new exploits.

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