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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time to rethink the OS then
by aeischeid on Wed 6th Oct 2010 17:52 UTC
aeischeid
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Chromium OS, or Peppermint Linux both have interesting approaches in that they the see web browser as central. I don't think they diminish the importance of the OS, they instead seem to aim for a more integrated system. The OS still matters, but it can be less visible. Instead of building a browser to integrate with the OS they build the OS around the browser.

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