I think a lightweight, browser-only operating system has been a long-time coming. It's the actualisation of what the network computer dream has been; albeit with the predictable concessions that the network isn't always available, and you need something resident on the machine itself to make it useful. But I was still surprised when hearing NPR lead off its morning newscast with "Google's attack on Microsoft". Is it going to displace the Microsoft Windows desktops in most companies? Is it a harbinger of a new computing model? Here is what I think we'll see happen in the next 18 to 24 months.
Is Google the only one that benefits?
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