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"While other companies have developed quick-start software that
allows you to check mail or play music seconds after turning on
your computer, Good OS has created "a wrapper that enables you to
perform all your major rich client applications from within the
browser," said Good OS founder and CEO David Liu.
"The company's forthcoming "Cloud" combines a compressed Linux
kernel with a browser modified to play media files, make phone
calls and set up the computer's network connection.
"The different functions are accessed through a line of icons at
the bottom of the browser window, reminiscent of the Dock in
Apple's Mac OS X. They can include a media player, a Skype client,
a Gmail session, access to online productivity suites such as
Google Docs, or a tool for configuring Wi-Fi access. The browser's
tabbed interface allows navigation between different tasks, Liu