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[News] GNU/Linux to Succeed Because of Platform-agnostic Applications

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Opinion: Why GNU/Linux will ultimately succeed

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| When I upgraded this week from Ubuntu 8.04 to 8.10, I had a remarkably short 
| list of applications to install. I realised that I am using more and more 
| applications "in the cloud" and fewer and fewer "on the Desktop".  
| "Cloud computing" has been around for a while now, but just in case you 
| haven't encountered it yet, it is the concept of using your web browser as a 
| front end for an online application, whilst configurations and your data are 
| stored on the providers server. Some people may refer to it as "software as a 
| service" or a variety of other names.    


Linux, Microsoft, Mac: Meet your real competitor

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| The real competitor, the real OS of the future, is not Windows 7, Linux, or 
| the Mac. It's just simply the Web. And, I don't mean "the cloud" in the sense 
| that there's this vague conglomeration of data centers in unknown locations 
| storing all of our data and apps. I mean immediate access to the Web, sans 
| any operating system at all. I'm in favor of being OS agnostic, and seeing 
| the Web as the ultimate platform.     



Google Chrome: It’s all about the Javascript

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| Chrome, Google’s new browser, was barely out of its wrapping before Internet
| pundits began writing it off. As the first wave of early-adopter enthusiasts
| lost interest in their experiments and returned to their original browsers,
| so analysts began to declare Chrome dead. But there is a far more interesting
| set of dynamics at work. Google is not after Microsoft’s share of the browser
| market: it’s after something much bigger.

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