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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hobgoblin
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2005-07-06

if there is one thing (now that FUSE is going full steam on linux) i would love see linux adopt from plan9, its the window manager.

being able to kill a troublesome program by doing a (forced) delete in the file system is highly appealing.

hell, it would make accelerated 3d graphics much less of a mess i think.

yes plan9 was/is one insane concept. to bad it got torpedoed by being under a restrictive license all those years (iirc).

and we will probably not see anything like what your talking about until unix like systems become much more norm on the desktop. as long as we have the windows mindshare of different partitions/drives being different letters under "(my) computer" this is just a geeks wet dream.

hmm, it may even work for small devices like phones and similar. as long as they can show a file system, and can handle CCP (cut, copy, paste) it can interact with these systems. no need for big web interfaces or similar. want to search for some images, mount images.google.com with a search term into your phone and the photos found will be displayed as files.

facebook: profile is a folder, with photo and similar subfolders, and a optional index.html or similar at the root of the tree.

damn, i feel like setting this kind of stuff up...

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