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Summary:

We’ve been talking about Chrome taking over the desktop for months and the Dev version of Chrome 31 for Windows shows one possible way it will happen: It’s like having a Chromebook without buying one!

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So what does the future of Chrome look like on Windows? Just like a Chromebook based on a video demonstrating the latest dev channel of Chrome for Windows. Oh, and that future doesn’t leave room for web plug-ins; hear why Google is purging them at the beginning of 2014. And our extension of the week can help you better understand what websites are gathering your personal data.

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Hosts: Kevin C. Tofel and Chris Albrecht

Today’s show is brought to you in part by Mobile Day

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  1. Hi Kevin, can you get this show added to DoubleTwist’s podcast directory?

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    1. Good idea, Dan. I’ll check with the folks at DT on how to make that happen.

      If you want to add it manually in the meantime, this feed will do it: http://gigaom.com/tag/chrome-show/feed/

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  2. is the new chrome desktop for win 8 modern only or will it work on a win 7 desktop

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  3. i have installed chrome 31 dev chan on teo different win 8 machines but can m=not find any options to enable this. are there any instructions with the correct flag to set or option to select?

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  4. Hi Kevin,
    Is it possible to get podcast transcripts instead?

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