Opening Up Windows

And if Windows can actually begin to embrace this, then perhaps there will be some hope for improvement?

Are Web-based applications the way of the future? A lot of people seem to think so–including the former head of development at Microsoft.

Next month Paul Maritz, once third in command at the Redmond, Wash., software giant, will unveil a set of software products he’s been cooking up in stealth mode since 2003. His company, PI, has developed desktop software that is intended to go beyond what Windows-based PCs can offer.

Exactly how PI’s programs operate remains vague, though the company provides some details on its Web site. Maritz says the software will let people share and access their information without having to know where a certain e-mail or photo is stored. And everything will be accessed through a simple Web browser….Source: Forbes