Linked by mufasa on Mon 10th Aug 2009 12:25 UTC
Web 2.0 The web browser has been the dominant thin client, now rich client, for almost two decades, but can it compete with a new thin client that makes better technical choices and avoids the glacial standards process? I don't think so, as the current web technology stack of HTML/Javascript/Flash has accumulated so many bad decisions over the years that it's ripe for a clean sheet redesign to wipe it out.
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by buzievagy on Mon 10th Aug 2009 14:15 UTC
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This article was completely unneccesary. You mentioned it yourself: there's silverlight, javafx, flash/flex, etc. These are all very good for rich clients. Besides you can create gui apps that run on X in wxwigets, qt, gtk, java/swing/swt and the list goes on and on and on. All these can be run through vnc, and so on. There's no point in 'inventing' something 'new' again, because that 'new' thing would essentially work the very same way. I'd be very much surprised if not.

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