Developers push app model as an alternative to bulky PC downloads

03/30/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

The migration to cloud computing may have some thinking that only governments and enterprises are affected, but things are changing for individual PC users as well. Google and Apple are among the companies marketing solutions that mimic the easy installation of smartphone applications in a desktop environment, offering a way to replace burdensome software downloads by transitioning to applications that are hosted on the Web.

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