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Windows 8 - Can't install my favourite Apps!

by OzzyTricks / November 9, 2012 9:47 PM PST
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Re: Windows 8
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 9, 2012 10:06 PM PST

What version of Windows 8 are you speaking of? The RT version (on a tablet) or the PC version. And, if the PC version, are you talking about the Metro "app" or the desktop version of Chrome?

Kees

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And so it begins.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 10, 2012 3:18 AM PST
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Thanks Kees for fielding one of the first of a million questions that we'll be seeing.

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Welcome to the web fully controled by large corporations
by OzzyTricks / November 11, 2012 2:07 AM PST
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Windows 8, Metro, Desktop, I can't find and add to Chrome the "Screen Capture" app and some other apps, in Metro can't install Awesome Screenshot and some other apps.

On my Mac Lion and Windows 7 all apps available and works as expected.

Some informations about:
M$ Blog
Browsing Without Plug-ins
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2011/08/31/browsing-without-plug-ins.aspx
What? They propose to use HTML5 video instead of Flash.
But HTML5 video consumes system resources! Even on YouTube html5 is offered as an experiment!


The Chromium Blog
"developers can create and distribute apps and extensions that use plug-ins. However, platforms such as ChromeOS and Windows 8 don't support NPAPI."
http://blog.chromium.org/2012/10/smarter-npapi-installs-from-chrome-web.html

I think Goog and M$ want to gradually block access to the system level functions for independent developers. This is very danger approach. They are fully able to control what website/app to advertise on their store, so stick to people what they offer. Moreover, they can disable any website/app at any time and your website/app is gone from the M$/Goog web store, Metro screen, New Tab page, your website/app/product doesn't exist for all Windows 8 and Chrome users, in one second!

Welcome to the web fully controled by large corporations Sad
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