Will the browser usurp the operating system on PCs, as access is made more difficult for users?

SC Times - By Dan Raywood, 12/11/10 Predictions have been made that the operating system will be much less important in the future as users become more dependent on the browser. Amrit Williams, CTO of BigFix technology at IBM, told SC Magazine that he believed in the future the operating system will be much less important as it will be supplied through the cloud and ‘we will be more dependent on the browser'. He said: “This is bad for Microsoft, but there will be a hyper visor for the PC. We are held prisoner to the operating system and often problems are related to the operating system. We will have a world without secrets and a secure place, as the problem is that there is a lot of technology and the individual for example, does not want to share.” Commenting, Jason Huggins, CTO of Sauce Labs, who produced the Selenium open source browser-capability testing software, said that it is still important that the operating system exists but it will be less visible and only developers will have access, as users will not have to deal with folders and directories. Read more at SC Magazine

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