Most of the major computer manufacturers and software developers are building “devices” and software that will run run “in the cloud”. Microsoft just announced it’s release of Microsoft Thin PC. A very scaled down version of Windows 7 designed to run on the new “Netbooks”, and other less powerful computers. This OS rivals Google’s Chrome OS, which in a sense rivals JoliCloud, and as a far stretch the likes of MeeGo and Ubuntu’s NBE (which has been merged into Ubuntu 11.04).
In a future post, I’ll try to do a small comparison between the different OS’s