lexipixel - 2:05 am on Mar 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
I can run a dozen apps and leave them open for days or even weeks -- all I need to do to lockup my computer is leave MS-Word or MS-Access open for a couple hours. There is something inherent in MS software that sucks brains out of computers, (probably old built-on-top-of-MS-DOS memory leaks).
Even if the browser does (more) become the desktop, people still need an OS to load drivers, fire up apps, and get the browser something to run on. Until another "plug n' play" OS for the non-techie types arrives, MS will still have hundreds of millions of installations -- Chrome or no Chrome.