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Old 02-19-2011, 11:13 AM   #31
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Yes. However, I wonder who can upload it to the Chrome Web Store for me (who already has paid the fee). If anyone responds, I will email them (via LQ) asking for a reply so I can use Gmail to send the app to them so they can upload it.
So not only are you tricked into the misconception of "installing" web sites, and made to download bookmarks from someone else, but you have to PAY to share it?

I wouldn't use Chrome OS just in spite of that, it's plain sick.
 
Old 02-19-2011, 11:16 AM   #32
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So not only are you tricked into the misconception of "installing" web sites, and made to download bookmarks from someone else, but you have to PAY to share it?

I wouldn't use Chrome OS just in spite of that, it's plain sick.
Actually no, you only have to pay a one time fee to sign up as a developer. After that, you can upload as many apps as you want.
 
Old 02-19-2011, 11:41 AM   #33
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Still, why do you have to be a "developer" to create a bookmark?

Instead of this misleading and cheating, why not just have the option of bookmarking a site as an app?
 
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This is obviously what the fee is for.
 
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is it really just a bookmark? or is it perhaps a bookmark plus a few api calls to insert the person's credentials into the target site's database, hence the 'installer'? just a thought, i honestly don't know the answer to that question which is why i'm asking.
 
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is it really just a bookmark? or is it perhaps a bookmark plus a few api calls to insert the person's credentials into the target site's database, hence the 'installer'? just a thought, i honestly don't know the answer to that question which is why i'm asking.
It really, as I said in another thread, counts as a desktop shortcut, because it launches from the New Tab page, which can be themed and customized just like a desktop.
 
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right that's the end result but is there a one shot api call somewhere that inserts credentials into a site's user database (not that i'm saying it really justifies calling it an installation process) but this would be a bit more understandable.
 
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right that's the end result but is there a one shot api call somewhere that inserts credentials into a site's user database (not that i'm saying it really justifies calling it an installation process) but this would be a bit more understandable.
Actually, no, but you can tell Chrome to remember your credentials.

And if you log into Chrome with your Google account, you have access to *all* Google services.
 
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right that's the end result but is there a one shot api call somewhere that inserts credentials into a site's user database (not that i'm saying it really justifies calling it an installation process) but this would be a bit more understandable.
Nope. It's really just a bookmark with a high-res icon.

Take a look at the Appmator link already posted. After you give it the URL, those handful of fields it let's you enter data for is the extent of the "application". It is really hilarious if you think about it.

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Old 02-19-2011, 03:17 PM   #40
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Nope. It's really just a bookmark with a high-res icon.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi....php?p=4264017
 
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My apologies! It's a bookmark that opens in a new tab. Well that changes everything! How could I have missed that?
 
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My apologies! It's a bookmark that opens in a new tab. Well that changes everything! How could I have missed that?
The New Tab page, as I have said before, is the Chrome OS desktop. As such, when you open a new tab, all your "apps" (or desktop icons) are there; you just have to click them. The New Tab page background can also be changed -- by Chrome themes.
 
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The New Tab page, as I have said before, is the Chrome OS desktop. As such, when you open a new tab, all your "apps" (or desktop icons) are there; you just have to click them. The New Tab page background can also be changed -- by Chrome themes.
You don't get it, it still doesn't matter. No matter where it is, it's still just a bookmark that you have to "install" from a "store".

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It is really hilarious if you think about it.
It is. But what's not hilarious is that Google is trying to make people think it's OK. It seems to have worked on Kenny.

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Old 02-19-2011, 03:55 PM   #44
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The New Tab page, as I have said before, is the Chrome OS desktop. As such, when you open a new tab, all your "apps" (or desktop icons) are there; you just have to click them.
Ah! So because the bookmark is on a "desktop", it becomes an application.

In that case, I would like to now formally announce something I have been working on for some time now...the KDE4 LQ App! This is just a first release, so there is still some work to be done, but you can install it and give it a shot by right clicking on your desktop.

Let me know what you guys think. Oh, and don't worry, I have waived the normal installation fee for you since this is a test release.
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You don't get it, it still doesn't matter. No matter where it is, it's still just a bookmark that you have to "install" from a "store".



It is. But what's not hilarious is that Google is trying to make people think it's OK. It seems to have worked on Kenny.
Like I said in the "cloud" thread in Syndicated Linux News: I would agree to anything (except something that jeopardizes my life or the lives of others) for the benefit of Linux, even if it does force me to place my data on a remote server (which really isn't a big deal to me).
 
  


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