What if I need to run a specific program?

There are Chrome OS apps that take the place of all kinds of software, from word processing to audio and video editing to games, just like how there are equivalent programs made for Windows and Mac operating systems.

Only those people who need to run a specific company’s programs (such as if your business requires you to use a specific accounting program) may run into a problem.┬áIn the near future, however, it will be possible to run traditional software remotely on a Chromebook. There is an application called Receiver that will allow you to log into a server and run software, and Google is developing a free service called Chromoting that will enable Chrome notebook users to remotely access their existing PCs and Macs.

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