Applications Barrier

It’s been a long time coming but Google is sufficiently sure that the applications barrier to competing technology has been weakened by Web 2.0, cloud, etc. that it has prepared to introduce Chrome OS devices from Samsung and Acer shortly. Firefox and Chrome browser have both done well against M$’s Internet Exploder. The question remains whether folks will give up local applications. Google and partners are betting folks who spend 90% of their time at the computer on-line will opt for small cheap computers running an OS and a browser. I spend only a few seconds per session off-line as it takes that long for DHCP to work here but I do have many gigabytes of local data, mostly software. Rumours are that subscriptions will be sold to lower the barrier down into the dirt.

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About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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