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Why Flash, HTML5 and the ChromeOS are good things for the Linux desktop

Aug 02, 2011, 11:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Casperson)

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"This is where technologies like Flash, HTML5 and ChromeOS and GeckoOS, and to a lesser extent the variety of tablets that are available today, are starting to level the playing field. As developers reinvent the applications everyday users rely on using the web as a platform, the barrier between users and a Linux desktop begin to fall.

"I mean, what is the difference to most people between launching Google Docs or Zoho Sheet on Windows and Gnome/Unity/KDE? Is anyone going to notice that they aren't running Windows while chatting to their friends on Facebook using Firefox on Linux? Once you learn which button to press to open your favorite web service, there is really no difference at all.

"At this point Linux on the desktop begins to add value to peoples every day computing experience though the rich ecosystem of free, high end applications such as LibreOffice, Gimp, Inkscape and more."

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