Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Apr 2008 21:53 UTC
Novell and Ximian Novell's Nat Friedman told "The basic concept here is that the standalone operating system is dead." Friedman is Novell's Chief Technology Officer. He added: "The days in which people buy operating systems on their own and then build a stack from there [...] will look like home-built automobiles in the future - people aren't going to do this anymore." This is not the first time some big company predicts the end of the traditional operating system.
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You're awfully out of touch with normal users if you think they're remotely bothered about the OS they use. They are bothered only about what they can achieve with it.

As for saying 'the OS market is dead'. Well, all I can say is being able to mod OSN staff down is really the ticket here.

Edited 2008-04-18 12:42 UTC

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