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8 Things That Show Chrome Is Encroaching On Windows Territory!  
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Saturday, January 18, 2014 Google is out with a vengeance to make its Chrome OS popular. While the company hasn't gained quite the acceptance that it would like, the Chromebooks, Chrome Browser and ChromeOS have still turned quite a few heads. Naturally, with an OS, Google is competing with other OSs, the biggest one in the market obviously being Microsoft's Windows.

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Offline apps: You must have seen that many of the apps on the Chrome web store can be used even when you’re offline. Not only does this mean that the browser doesn’t need to be open, it also means that the apps run like any other program on Windows. You can even add shortcuts on your desktop or taskbars, making them seem like just another application.

Viewing and editing Microsoft Office files: The Chrome OS allows the user to view MS Office files directly through the browser. Also, if you’re using the Chrome browser, then you can install the Chrome Office Viewer to get this feature on your computer.

Voice commands: You must have seen and used the voice search feature on Google. The company has also come up with a Chrome extension that allows you to use the ‘Ok Google’ hotword on your Windows machine. If that isn’t Chrome encroaching on Windows space then what is?

Viewing PDFs by default: The Chrome browser and now be used to view PDFs. According to Google, this is a security feature to avoid malware that can be made a part of a PDF document. Be that as it may, it ensures that you remain on Chrome, even when you’re working on Windows.

Blocking malware: According to reports, Google has plans to add a malware blocker to upcoming versions of Chrome. This would use Google’s own database to block files that it suspects to be malware. The most commonly blocked files are always the .exe Windows executable files.

Notification center: Apps like the Google Calendar, Hangouts etc. shows notifications on the Chrome notification center. This is placed on the Windows desktop notification area only. It is a Google Now like feature for your computer that could turn into much more in future.

Touch controls: In the past, Google has said that touch functions may be implemented into the Chrome browser for Windows 8. Things like pinch-and-zoom and left to right swipes have been seen on development builds of Chrome already.

Chrome OS app for Windows 8: This is perhaps the biggest example for Google pushing into Windows territory. While Google is still working on it, the app will reportedly give a complete Chrome OS experience on the Windows OS complete with a desktop user interface and a taskbar for multitasking.

Source: ComputerWorld

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