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May 19, 2004, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bob Minvielle)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

"Since that not so long ago time, many have tried to incorporate more and more into what we view and do with a web browser. The web browser was (in my mind) designed to be a simple way to view information from any computer with a connection to the network. People have also transformed the web browser into a front end tool to other tools, many of which are in fact front ends themselves to yet more tools (e.g. a shopping cart), but many pointy haired bosses wish for the day that the 'expensive' PC on the desk can be replaced by a machine that has only a web browser, and therefore saves money in hardware. Software developers and employees also may benefit from a tool that has a central location, can access email, projects, calendars, etc and can be backed up by the company or another central entity so that information loss due to hardware failures is minimized. Many companies claim to have such a software entity, and ome claim that you do not need the extra software due to the built in tools available now. Group-Office 2.2 is such a software entity that is accessible through a web browser and strives to take all of the independent 'business office' applications (email, calendars, etc) off the desktop and onto a central location..."

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