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Discussion on: The Cloud Is the New OS - A Developer's Perspective

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Tom Forrer

Thank you, I enjoyed reading your perspective!
I just wanted to comment on this:

But we developers like technology. We want to be in full control over our system and our data, right? I doubt it.

Can't agree more:

Usually on a Macbook, you'll tell your OS to download a browser, then, in the terminal of the OS set up your development environment (IDE, toolchain, etc).

I recently got a Pixelbook, and there is a switch of that relation - it is subtle but fundamental. The operating system is literally the browser: ChromeOS! So, as a developer, you want a terminal? Allright, your browser, the OS, will download and launch a container with a terminal! 🤯