"The internet has evolved a lot since its inception. It
was originally created to share hyperlinked text documents. Since
then the internet and its related technologies have been developed
into an all-round technology handling everything from simple HTML
to complex applications. It has also grown into an excellent
application platform – not just any application platform, but
a true cross-platform one.
"In the case of internet applications, the browser becomes the
operating system. Fortunately, most of the technology which is used
in building the internet, including the web browser, is based on
open standards and is open source. This makes the internet's
operating system available on almost any software or hardware
platform that ever existed or will ever exist.
"Today most of us spend a considerable amount of time every day
on the internet, inside a web browser, to carry out work- and
leisure-related tasks. When you are on internet, it does not matter
which operating system you are running or on what hardware you are
using. Ummm… sometimes it matters, especially for something
like video playback, but 90% of the time it doesn't. What actually
matters is the browser. The more modern and standards-compliant
browser you have, the better the internet you will get."
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