Firefox will become a 'de facto' operating system

Over a year ago, I wrote something about ‘the scope for Firefox, plus extensions, plus broadband, plus ‘Web 2.0‘ projects to negate the need for an operating system (per se)’. A surprisingly prescient statement, if I say so myself… since one of the key players from Mozilla, Robert O’Callahan, has now revealed something potentially monumental: ‘Firefox3 is going to deliver support for offline applications.’ And that could be the key to it all. There’s already plenty of the analysis of this, and its implications, from Richard MacManus and Rod Drury.