The end of the Linux desktop wars
Jun 02, 2011, 08:09 (8 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]
"There's nothing quantifiable about this, mind you;
just a lot of anecdotal evidence that seems to point to a small but
growing movement to use HTML5 as an application development
platform instead of native apps.
"As HTML5 keeps advancing, the performance gap between native
and web should close. If that kind of closure happens, then it
becomes a wide open field as far as interfaces go. Native apps will
still have their place, but how much developer effort will be
needed in KDE or GNOME if HTML5 apps do take off?"