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[2]: Oh, how much we need Plan9
by de_wizze on Mon 1st Oct 2007 07:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Oh, how much we need Plan9"
de_wizze
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2005-10-31

"But I imagine that MySpace would be difficult to translate through a network volume."
Not if the approach taken is one of the plumber mechanism, whereby universally similar sources of information are subscribed to. For example my "Pictures folder" can derive images from the Photos of MySpace, messages show up as special emails, etc..

"Files are nice, but the object is a much more powerful abstraction."
Im not sure if you have seen Microsofts PowerShell and what it attempts to achieve. It sounds quite similar to that concept. instead of piping iostreams they pipe objects.

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