Is the iCloud the end of the Linux & Windows desktop?
Jun 08, 2011, 10:04 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"What did he mean by that? My fellow ZDNet writer, Andrew Nusca,
put it well, â€œMac vs. PC vs. Linux argument from
the early days of consumer computing has lost a great deal of its
luster in recent years with the development of cloud computing on
the open web.â€ The operating system wars are far from
over though. Nusca continued, 'Concept of platform wars is quickly
making up for lost ground with the development of cloud computing
in the closed mobile space.'
"I've always thought that thin-client computing has its place in
technology. Thatâ€™s one reason why I think
Googleâ€™s Chrome OS has a real shot in
dethroning the Window desktop in the office. By making the iCloud
the center of everything, instead of the Mac, Apple is trying to
wean consumers away from the fat-client PC model
thatâ€™s served us so well since the day the
first IBM PC rolled off the assembly line."