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Due to cloud computing, anyone can perform routine computer tasks anywhere, at any time, without installing applications. All users need a computer with operating system installed, connection to the internet and a compatible web browser; available at just about any coffee shop, library or other public places.

This technology has given birth to a new line of small and cheap computers, called netbooks, which have become extremely popular. They are small in size and have longer battery life due to less computing power, making them ideal cloud computing clients. Similarly, mobile phones are gaining computational power and fast becoming another cloud computing client. In short, netbooks and mobile phones—which will pass the total number of personal computers in near future—are the biggest beneficiary of cloud computing.

Consequently, this emerging and attracting market is taking a hit on tech giants, which are now teaming up to compete. We’ve rounded up the top five operating systems utilizing the available cloud computing infrastructure in the best possible manner.


Earlier in the year, Google announced that they are working on their Chrome operating system. Building on their own web browser, Google Chrome, they plan to build a web-based operating system (os) that will be optimized to start quickly, be web-centric and of course, use all of Google’s own web applications.