Linked by Kroc Camen on Wed 6th Oct 2010 16:37 UTC
Editorial In response to Jean-Louis Glassee's article "The OS Doesn't Matter..." I wrote quite simply: the future of the browser wars is he who integrates with the OS best. This phrase came from my article lambasting Microsoft's use of HTML for their IE9 jump lists, which caused quite a stir. In the wave of ever increasing web browser capability, the operating system is going to matter to web users more than it ever has before.
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RE: Os course the OS matters!
by umccullough on Wed 6th Oct 2010 17:49 UTC in reply to "Os course the OS matters!"
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Edit: Oops, didn't meant to reply to the first comment

I think what JLG was really trying to say in his article is that the underlying kernel doesn't matter any more... and that everything hinges on the UI toolkit and above.

As he pointed out in his article, OSX and iOS are pretty much the same underlying OS - and essentially UNIX-compliant, similar to Linux, Android, WebOS, etc.

He then goes on to point out that Windows is not UNIX, and thus the "other option".

In short, the only real differentiator any more is the UI/User Experience.

Edited 2010-10-06 17:59 UTC

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