Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 17th Jun 2007 23:52 UTC
Internet & Networking "For the purpose of this article, just like the first one, a WebOS is defined as virtual operating system that runs in a web browser environement. Don't like WebOS? Well, call it OnlineOS, or WebTop if you like. So, here is a review of another 10 functional WebOS', as well as some additional similar services which show promise but aren't launched or fully realized yet." More here.
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RE: X Window System
by Mediv on Mon 18th Jun 2007 09:21 UTC in reply to "X Window System"
Mediv
Member since:
2006-05-10

The only reason I can see is that it is socially a simpler solution since any present computer has a browser that can be pointed to the URL of your enterprise desktop.


I just would like to remind that VNC just need a browser in order to graphically access to a remote desktop. So it is even more simpler than a "WebOS" ;)

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RE[2]: X Window System
by bogomipz on Mon 18th Jun 2007 09:51 in reply to "RE: X Window System"
bogomipz Member since:
2005-07-11

And also, gonzalo mentions in his comment below the existence of Java applets for NX and Terminal Server. A quick visit to google shows that the same exists for X. This invalidates the only reason I could think of for "WebOS" types of solutions to even exist. Am I missing anything obvious?

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RE[3]: X Window System
by Kroc on Mon 18th Jun 2007 10:03 in reply to "RE[2]: X Window System"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Because rather implement something that's useful, people would rather ride the web 2.0 popularity train. Don't worry, the bubble will eventually burst.

disclaimer: I own a web2.0 project, but feel it actually serves a unique purpose

Edited 2007-06-18 10:04

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