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[3]: Os course the OS matters!
by Zifre on Wed 6th Oct 2010 21:39 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Os course the OS matters!"
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I don’t believe that’s the case--that’s just giving up on innovation. There is no way we have run out of ideas on how to get a circuit to do stuff. The more everybody accepts that they can’t change what is simply a given, the more room there is for the upstart to try something new.

The fact that this is 2010 and we still don't have widespread transactional file systems or metadata indexing is perfect proof that there is more to be done on the low level parts.

Though ultimately, the what the user sees is all that matters. The point is, a bad base OS will make it impossible to have a perfect user experience.

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