The Hybrid Browser – A Browser and an Operating System

September 19, 2008

We take special interest in the evolving cloud computing trend and Software as a Service (SaaS) at Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans, especially the SaaS products offered by Google and Microsoft Google Apps and Microsoft’s Online Services.  We’ve discussed the Google business strategy of developing a browser, Chrome, which is fine-tuned and integrates in a seamless manner with Google Apps.  Many further contend the browser’s role is evolving into the operating system of the Internet.

Chrome is evolving into a hybrid browser with features that behave like an operating system.  An interesting operating system feature integrated into Chrome is Task Management which lists each open page, memory and processor use.  In addition, the ability to terminate an individual process is another operating system feature that forces recalcitrant pages to close without interference with other pages.

Google has growth in its goals as it develops new products to expand its dominant market position.  The wonderful thing about innovation and entrepreneurship is rivalry drives others like Microsoft to develop competing products with similar or improved features.  Who benefits?  Hopefully the consumer is the beneficiary.

The Internet and cloud computing are in the early stages of development.  It will be interesting to note the future evolution of the browser as it develops into a hybrid with improved functionality similar to an operating system.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.

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