"Google announced their broad Web-as-a-platform developer
"Microsoft showcased part of their Windows 7 user interface and
set the date for their PDC which indicates their new OS, Windows 7,
is approaching Beta.
"In addition, I and a number of the folks I work with are
seeing what appears to be a rather massive move to the Mac
platform, which hasn't seen this kind of growth since the 80s.
"Finally, Linux is beginning to get some actual traction,
showing up on a number of low cost 'Netbook' offerings and MID
(Mobile Internet Devices); it is starting to look like even this
platform may have some legs..."