KDE's Expanded Desktop vs. Online AppsAug 25, 2009, 18:17 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)
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"But, unperceived by most people, another possibility is now being defined in the KDE 4 series of releases: a vision of desktop-oriented computing in which individual applications are enhanced by Internet resources without being dependent on them, and all online interaction is not funneled through a browser. This vision of the merger of the Internet and the desktop seems a far healthier alternative than accepting online applications -- so much so that I believe that which of these visions wins out could directly determine the survival of free software.
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