It's a cool method for an ultra simplistic kinda ChromeOS just running all those html apps if you like that. I don't find it interesting other than the experiment itself, but it's fun to see it working. Now go and let Google sniff your activities. It's like the KDE cube. Run it once, have some fun and then disable it forever.Starting applications without a window manager
It is possible to start only specific applications without a window manager, although most likely this is only useful with a single application shown in full-screen mode. For example:
With this method you need to set each application window's geometry through its own configuration files, if possible at all.
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~/.xinitrc ... exec chromium
Tip: This method can be useful to launch graphical games, especially on systems where excluding the memory or CPU usage of a window manager or desktop environment, and possible accessory applications, can help improve the game's execution performance.
BTW, There's another much nicer and complete way of emulating a ChromeBook with a panel and a launcher (without installing Chromixium, of course). Or simply adding all the Chrome/Google features to any Xfce install. Works wonderfully in Xfce or LXDE. I don't use any of this myself. I try to avoid Google as much as I can (though they own Youtube... sigh! ), but I configured the thing for my dad, one of my sisters and a couple of friends in their computers. They're so happy with the crap.
If anyone is interested, just say hello and I'll write a step by step guide for it too.