Linked by Adam S on Fri 23rd Nov 2007 16:11 UTC
Editorial This day-after-Thanksgiving, when many Americans are enjoying a day off and several others are at work goofing around on OSNews, we decided to ask you: what's your "killer app?" What's the one app you can't live without? Sound off in the comments - one app only!
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Hurr durr.
by Almafeta on Fri 23rd Nov 2007 20:09 UTC
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Here I go naming a small telnet client, when I skip over something really obvious.

If an operating system can count as a single 'app,' computing wouldn't have gone much farther than it was in the 80s without Windows. Without it, we'd still have 20 or so different vendors holding monopolies over diverse, non-interoperable platforms, and Moore's law would have become irrelevant with hardware manufacturers trying simply to create a console that could sell, rather than creating better and better hardware for a standardized platform that they could be sure would have customers. So I guess that's still my 'killer app.'

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