Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th Jan 2013 22:38 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Acer, the Taiwanese computer maker that's suffered two consecutive annual losses, posted strong sales of notebooks using Google's Chrome platform after the release of Microsoft's Windows 8 failed to ignite the market. Chrome-based models accounted for 5 percent to 10 percent of Acer's U.S. shipments since being released there in November, President Jim Wong said in an interview at the Taipei-based company's headquarters. That ratio is expected to be sustainable in the long term and the company is considering offering Chrome models in other developed markets, he said." HP is also planning a Chrome OS laptop, and it's been at the top of Amazon's charts (whatever that means) for a while now. In case you haven't noticed - the desktop world, too, is changing. Nobody wants Windows 8 (touch or no), so OEMs are finally looking elsewhere. We're finally getting what we wanted 13 years ago.
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RE[8]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Wed 30th Jan 2013 11:56 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

Securing local storage would take more work than using a native application to begin with.

I think you guys are getting a little hung up on my comments thinking I'm anti-web development, so I'm going to turn my argument on it's head in the hope that you can understand the point I'm trying to make:

I wouldn't use a compiled C++ app to search Google and return the results. Sure, it could be done, but it wouldn't be using the best tool for that job. Equally, HTML5 isn't always the best tool for app development, even though most ideas these days can be written in HTML5.

Edited 2013-01-30 11:58 UTC

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RE[9]: Comment by Laurence
by Lennie on Fri 1st Feb 2013 10:19 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by Laurence"
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

A HTML5 app has it's own advantages. You never have to update, it is done automatically. This saves on a lot on tech-support for business applications.

A lot of applications need to store their data on a server anyway.

In the case of HTML5 you can keep the application on a server too (automatically downloaded and possibly cached for offline-usage).

That means you can change for example the data-model of the application a lot easier without keeping compatibility with older versions.

This saves tremendously on development time.

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