Recently, I got into a heated argument with someone at a cloud computing-related meeting where a person I was speaking to swore up and down that within five years people would no longer install applications besides their browser.
I swore up and down that that’s not happening any time soon in mainstream USA.
I may feel like a dummy in five years, but I have to say, I recently received a new PC and I’m amazed by how many applications I’ve installed so far (not including what was pre-installed on my computer -- thank you HP bloatware!).
My list so far (day #2 of computer):
- Adobe Reader
- Bunch of browser plug ins (Java, etc)
- Canon Utilities (actually five installs for this)
- Citrix Metaframe
- Google Chrome
- IE (not by choice)
- Microsoft Office
- Norton Antivirus (came for free w/ my PC, otherwise I would have installed AVG)
So what do you think? Are installed apps going away within five years?