Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Jun 2011 21:22 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla Labs has introduced its concept of a desktop replacement called Webian Shell. The Webian Shell basically consists of a browser which will replace the traditional desktop, and where the web applications are given more importance than the native applications.
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RE: Oh boy...
by pandronic on Thu 9th Jun 2011 07:51 UTC in reply to "Oh boy..."
pandronic
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I think a HTML/XUL combination for the UI and JS for the logic behind it is pretty great, because it's easy to pick up and is high level enough so we don't have to worry about things like memory allocation and strong and static typing like we did 30 years ago. We've come far enough that we shouldn't have to fiddle with such arcane concepts. Instead we can focus on what's really important: being creative and getting more stuff done in the same amount of time.

On the flipside, I'm not really convinced that the current JS implementations are suitable for desktop applications. Someone should first make a proper JS compiler.

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