Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 9th Feb 2011 23:29 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems And, of course, just as I decide to leave the live blogging to play a game of Left 4 Dead 2, HP drops the big bombshell right at the end of their press event: webOS is coming to PCs!
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RE[4]: Comment by Laurence
by nt_jerkface on Thu 10th Feb 2011 16:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Laurence"
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Heck, have you taken a survey of all the online office suites and photo-management tools out now? Many of them approach the functionality and power of native software--and manage to perform snappily while they're at it.

Have you seen how people take photos these days? They take high res shots and then fill those 300gb drives that have become standard on laptops. What do you expect consumers to do? Upload these massive archives and then use an online editor to manipulate 10mb files? That would just seem slloooowww and I'm sure those online tools have file size limits.

Client applications are refined and readily available and browsers are free, consumers should be left to choose how much they want to use the web. Cloud-centric operating systems are a step backwards.

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RE[5]: Comment by Laurence
by Moochman on Mon 14th Feb 2011 21:10 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Laurence"
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My point was about the power of JavaScript-based solutions, not about applications that actually live in the cloud per se. Just saying, JS & web technologies are indeed powerful and fast enough for this use case, for the average user.

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