ThinClient/GridComputing + distributed executable components + distributed scalable on-the-fly-modifiable network-wide storage !!!!!
This company is up for grabs.
Who's got more cash - Google or Microsoft?
Massive. Really really massive.
All of it is not new (Sun - Network is the computer)
The distributed storage part is new, and the idea of using clients as distribution nodes, a la Torrents, for programs and data, is new.
ISP caches becoming part of the official platform?
And now, the part that is relevant to us: Openoffice.org, online, free:http://www.openoffic...=dev&msgNo=19660
Wham! M$ take that! God save M$ from all this!
So, there's much much more than meets the eye to the $3 announcement for Windows Vista for kids in schools and the Windows Vista for OLPC
It wasn't the OLPC alone. It's much more than that. Then, there is EyeOS and Xcerion.
Microsoft will have to do something really really quick to actually wave off this huge thing.
If and when Google pick up this company, or release their own "super-thin-client" OS, M$ will be ..........
I'm strangely getting feelings of sympathy for Microsoft. That's new. I'm feeling bad for them suddenly.
And this isn't M$-bashing. Just how are they gonna cope?
That is why probably the XBOX, the media content, the DRM stuff and the "youth development centers" all over the third world and the multi-faceted pressure on governments to choose Microsoft products for e-governance.
They've been forced to come out of their palatial mansions on to the road and shout out loud "choose us, we are the best" ........... whatever the technical facts of the matter
opinions, criticisms, rants welcome.