Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 27th Mar 2006 19:30 UTC
Google Phil Sim, a professional with technology editor journalist background, has written three interesting blog posts recently, discussing the much-rumored Google OS (1, 2, 3). He speculates that all user's data will be stored online on Google's servers and so one's desktop and files can be retrieved exactly as left by any other PC station, anywhere in the world, by simply using his Gmail credentials. It's like having your OS on a usb key with you at all times, only, without the usb key...
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RE: Let's not discuss this
by Cymro on Mon 27th Mar 2006 20:22 UTC in reply to "Let's not discuss this"
Cymro
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2005-07-07

A web desktop has been done though. I remember signing up to one. You'd log in and get a Windows-style desktop with various apps, including an email client and office programs. It was very neat and all done in CSS, JavaScript and so on with it's own API for writing apps. It may have been webdesktop.com but I can't find a trace of it now..

Edited 2006-03-27 20:23

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RE[2]: Let's not discuss this
by JCooper on Mon 27th Mar 2006 20:25 in reply to "RE: Let's not discuss this"
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2005-07-06

A web desktop has been done though [..] it was very neat and all done in CSS, JavaScript and so on with it's own API for writing apps

I think the Google concept would (emphasis on would - this is all speculation) be less "web based" and more "web orientated" - think thick clients for the heavy stuff, AJAX/JS/DHTML stuff running thin clients for the lighter stuff, with all data for your user profile stored (and fully searchable - Google's answer to spotlight, WinFS, Beagle etc) on Google servers.

Edited 2006-03-27 20:27

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RE[2]: Let's not discuss this
by penlec2 on Mon 27th Mar 2006 21:36 in reply to "RE: Let's not discuss this"
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2006-03-14
RE[3]: Let's not discuss this
by Eugenia on Mon 27th Mar 2006 21:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Let's not discuss this"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

That's just VNC via a browser plugin or java. There is nothing revolutionary about this and in fact it has many downsides.

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