Updated Google Chrome Native Client Plugin Improves HTML5 Apps
Recently Google announced the beta release of its Native Client (NaCl) plug-in. NaCl is integrated into the Chrome browser, and this release allows developers to use their native C and C++ modules to support HTML5 functionality for web apps running on x86 software.
Hilwa believes that the approach that Google is taking with NaCl can be used for other platforms, and that Microsoft might be considering doing the same sort of thing with Windows 8. As he put it, "I am going to predict that Windows 8 will have similar extensibility through IE when it ships, but that is just a guess."
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