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[5]: Interesting
by aseigo on Mon 1st Oct 2007 04:01 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Interesting"
aseigo
Member since:
2005-07-06

> who does not

travel much? many of the places i go to don't have reasonable internet access. we have decent internet access in most first world cities (rural areas still often suck, however; two weeks at my sister's house in rural Washington state was enough to pull my hair out ;) but outside of those areas internet access can still be pretty "primitive".

we could, of course, say "who cares?" but then one of the things i've always loved about Free software is that it opens technology to people all over the world.

as long as online interaction is an optional, if integrated, component in the big mix of things then i believe we'll be ok. if online services become central to the experience of modern computing we will inadvertently push back many technology wins in various places of the world.

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RE[6]: Interesting
by hobgoblin on Mon 1st Oct 2007 16:06 in reply to "RE[5]: Interesting"
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

i keep forgetting that of all nations, usa got worse mobile phone coverage then some third world nations.

i guess being a european makes me a bit spoiled in this area ;)

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RE[7]: Interesting
by WereCatf on Mon 1st Oct 2007 16:27 in reply to "RE[6]: Interesting"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Hmm, me too. I haven't found a single spot in years now here in Finland where I haven't had connectivity. And now they're planning to start building a country-wide wlan network next year, too.

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RE[8]: Interesting
by buff on Tue 2nd Oct 2007 00:54 in reply to "RE[6]: Interesting"
buff Member since:
2005-11-12

i guess being a european makes me a bit spoiled in this area ;)

You can keep your fancy mobile coverage that actually works. I prefer to keep the majority of my paycheck instead of having it taxed away. Go U.S.A! ;-)

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