Posted Jun 4, 2009 19:44 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: Paradigm has run it's course
Parent article: Google's Native Client
Browser tech no longer provides a solid hyper linked document
system, nor a client-server application framework.
What other alternative is there? Requirement is "simple": I want to run
random programs from different (often hostile) sources and still have all
my documents alive and well and system under my control. Browser is not a
good solution for that, but... it's still the best solution available.
All for what? - kids don't want to learn native programming
Hmm... If you actually read the articly you'll find out that NaCl tries
to bring the ability to program browser in "native code". And this is not
about kids - this is about distribution. Browser offered one thing to the
users: ability to safely run programs written by anyone
without installation and dangers. Sure, security holes exist but if you'll
compare result of installation of 100 random "native programs" (downloaded
from hostile sites) and 100 random "hostile sites" opened in browser...
it's not even a contest.
Browser is becoming an OS - like Netscape Communications
promised. Only decase later from initial plans :-)
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