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OS Like

Browsers resembling operating systems as windows to bigger networks.

Jeff Atwood considers how Google Chrome now needs to download only the tiniest bit of code for its updates – but how work remains to be done: “Since the version updates are relatively small, they can be downloaded in the background. But even Google hasn’t figured out how to install an update while the browser is running. Yes, there are little alert icons to let you know your browser is out of date, and you eventually do get nagged if you are woefully behind, but updating always requires the browser to restart.

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