Five Web Operating Systems You Can Take for a Spin
Oct 14, 2009, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The computers we use to access Web OSs really only have to have
a Web browser. Since most of the computing power is performed by
the cloud server, the end-user computers can be more basic systems,
saving us money. Plus, administrators can easily control the
applications and settings of the virtual desktops. This can greatly
simplify an organization's network setup, especially for smaller
businesses that might not be familiar with traditional
virtualization or thin client architecture.
"eyeOS is an open source Web OS, hosted via a public server, or
it can be installed onto your own Web server. In addition to the OS
and desktop environment (as you see in Figure 1) it includes over
actually create your own apps using the eyeOS Toolkit.
"You'll find programs for most day-to-day tasks. The word
processor is compatible with the Microsoft Word and OpenOffice.org
formats and the email client supports POP3 and IMAP accounts. You
can import your contacts into the address book, play your music and
videos, and view and edit photos."