I think one of the primary reasons behind web based tools and services not gaining prominence in the early years of internet was due to the fact that there was only one major browser – Internet Explorer. IE had more than 90-95% of market share at that time. But many developers never liked the browser.
The introduction of Firefox around 6 years back, the rise of Google and the subsequent web 2.0 era has assured people that “the cloud” is the future. As a result, today we can find solid web-based alternatives for almost any desktop program out there.
There’s even a cloud-based operating system by Google, called Chromium, in the works.
But are we comfortable with staying in the cloud most of the time? Do you love using online tools more often, or do you think their desktop counterparts are more efficient?
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