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eyeOS: Your Own Private Linux Cloud that You Control (part 1)

Sep 21, 2009, 16:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Geier)

"One of the points behind Web OSs is to relieve the local computer of the work; to put the computing power behind a central server. It's virtualization over the Internet. The client or end user computers don't have to be regularly maintained; they just need a Web browser. For example, applications can be globally installed or uninstalled from the Web OS server instead of on each PC. Web OSs also has advantages for the mobile worker. You don't have to setup remote desktop connections. Web OSs already live on the Internet. You can log into your desktop at home, work, or on the road. Features of eyeOS We're going to set up eyeOS (see Figure 1), an open source Web OS. Before you install the server, you can experiment by creating an account on their demo server. In addition to the desktop environment, eyeOS includes over 60 applications and utilities. If you're proficient in PHP, XML, or Javascript, you might even be interested in writing your own applications for the platform.

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