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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Web based Operating System

Something that has interested me recently with all of the "Web 2" activity going on is the area web based Operating Systems. I have stumbled across this one which seems to be in use mainly in Europe called "eyeos". Its a very simple operating system, if you can call it that, however toots a number of simple applications that are functional in a web browser. Who knows this could be the way of the future, but I think that it has a long way to go yet before it can replace the likes of Windows, Linux or MAC OS. I mean I played with it for a couple of hours to see what sort of functions I could perform with it and it runs quite well and doesn't seem to fall over, however the big drawback is the limited amount of applications for the OS. It comes with a "Notepad" style application as well as a few games and office applications, but every application had many shortcomings. I would have a look at it as it is quite interesting and as a web developer it is interesting the technology that is used to hold it together, but Ii think it has a long way to go before I trade in my current OS.

One other concern of mine in this arena is do I want my computer applications and data in the hands of a Company that cold virtually access my information at any time they want. Maybe I'm paranoid but I think you can see my point.

Take a look at the link below;
http://demo.eyeos.org/


8 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:29 pm

    Check out also G.ho.st the Global hosted operating SysTem at http://g.ho.st

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  2. Thanks for pointing that out, this web OS is far superior to eyeOS and offers support for much more applications and files support than I thought currently existed. I mean I only played with it for 30 minutes but was quite impressed. As the anonymous poster has said this is defiantly worth checking out and gives a clearer picture of where web OS's are heading. I am going to keep an eye on this area in the web space as I think that it is something that some o the major OS's should be worried about, especially in a few years time. Once more support of Open Document standards and more developers get on board.

    I may even consider contributing myself. That’s if I don’t get flooded with client work.

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  3. The world’s best browser. Now on Windows, too. Experience the web, Apple style, with Safari: the .... By default, Safari blocks all unprompted new windows.

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  4. Thanks for pointing out Safari, I currently use this browser sometimes however still believe that Firefox is superior. With the power of some of the extensions that are written for the browser how can it be beaten?

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  5. Time is not very far when everyone will be using Web based Operating Systems as technology is changing day by day.

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  6. Day by day we have seen progress in every field and computer field is like that if you dont have the latest news,it will be a big disaster foe you.

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  7. We always seen there is a circle going on that every thing has replaced by another, as you can see in computer field inventions happens and its good that having updates in any field makes you perfect.

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  8. nice dude its really amazing web based operating system i would like to know about that

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