jfruhlinger writes: "Not all tech movements dovetail together; sometimes, important trends work in direct opposition. Thus, on the one hand we have an explosion of cloud and SaaS services making functionality available across platforms to anyone with a browser; on the other, we have a series of walled gardens locking people ever tighter to the vendors of the tech they buy. Call it the revenge of the operating system; and while iOS and OS X are on the forefront, Windows 8 and even Ubuntu could get in on the fun."
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