Take a look at the possibilities of designing an UI with WinForms and Visual Studio 2005. Click here for the video. Developer productivity is cranked up another notch.
Now combine this with a SmartClient-scenario where the WinForm-app is started using a href/exe. What would be the reason of using a browser-based application anymore?
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