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Times are a’changing

I read three posts today that made me think… my o’my, where the world is going to…

Micro$oft with warm feelings towards open-source and Linux? Hadoop: A Linux even Microsoft likes and Microsoft announces official SQL Server driver for Linux

Is Google right? Is the browser the OS of the future? Gate One brings open source SSH to HTML5 browsers, pdf.js hits first milestone perfectly, MP3 and PDF plug-in dependencies engineered away, GTK+ 3.2 with support for Wayland and HTML5, Future LibreOffice developments shown.

Along with Google-backed languages Go and Dart and Google Native Client an ecosystem is beginning to shape. Google is really pushing things and it sure has considerable might. Will it be enough? The next funny thing will be Java and .NET running natively in browsers!

UPDATE: 25 OCT 2011:
A rather nice article The Essence of Google Dart: Building Applications, Snapshots, Isolates on Dart as well as a new language for web/cloud development has appeared. opa is here! Quite a funny name for a language, it certainly gives and air of flamboyancy to development.

UPDATE: 29 OCT 2011:
pdf.js: Rendering PDF with HTML5 and JavaScript, this is starting to look like real.

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