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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RE: Interesting
by Brett Legree on Sun 30th Sep 2007 17:52 UTC in reply to "Interesting"
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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"
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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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RE[3]: Interesting
by Brett Legree on Sun 30th Sep 2007 21:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Interesting"
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Pretty much the same way in this case except you wouldn't have access to your online stuff (at least, right now, unless they implement something like Google Gears).

"Online desktop" is what they are calling it but I wouldn't say (in the 30 minutes I played around with it) that it works the way you might think. Rather it pulls together a lot of the online services into one integrated package. You can still do stuff locally as normal.

If you haven't looked at the screencast in the linked article it wouldn't make sense at all - but I think you still have to try it to get it.

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