Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Sep 2007 13:48 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Fedora Core "The world is changing and online applications are becoming more and more popular, whether for e-mail or word processing. The developers behind Bigboard and Gnome's 'online desktop' initiative think it's time our desktops started catching up. Read on to find an interview with Colin Walters, more information about Bigboard, the online desktop and the obligatory screencast showing it off!"
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Interesting
by shotsman on Sun 30th Sep 2007 17:14 UTC
shotsman
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2005-07-22

I see this is an attempt to develop a new way of using 'your system' in an increasingly 'always connected world'.
I'll probably give is a try in F8.
It has obvious advantages when used with a 'Live Distro'. You don't need to have to remember your USB key (I'm always forgetting where I put mine...).
I'll need to understand more about how your own personal environment is held online. Configuring the place where your own data is held would be an essential for sing this in a business scenario where you are developing a single sign on using an PC in the company tryp of environment.
I think we will need to see how this develops as time goes by before any real judgement can be made.
As the article says there is a long way to go.

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RE: Interesting
by Brett Legree on Sun 30th Sep 2007 17:52 in reply to "Interesting"
Brett Legree Member since:
2005-07-17

Just tried it via the latest live CD and it seems to work very well, with lots of interesting features. I think they may be on to something - a new way of looking at how you work on and offline.

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RE[2]: Interesting
by de_wizze on Sun 30th Sep 2007 20:59 in reply to "RE: Interesting"
de_wizze Member since:
2005-10-31

And exactly how does the offline mode of operation look in an online desktop? I have wondered about that for some time now.

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