HP fired a shot heard round the PC world today with its announcement that webOS is coming to the desktop. Are the salad days over for Windows now that two PC manufacturers have decided to ship Linux-based operating systems on their hardware?
I think the answer is yes. Today we saw a big manufacturer make the first move towards against outside operating system interference. The move also points to a future where EcmaScript, CSS3, and HTML5 rule the end-user application space. The true challenge will come from the reluctance of entrenched corporate IT infastructures built on Microsoft's solutions from end-to-end.