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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Just have to add
by WereCatf on Mon 1st Oct 2007 12:35 UTC
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2006-02-15

I had envisioned this whole online thing in a totally different way. Like for example, you'd have a folder called 'My Pictures' and under there a folder called 'Online Pictures'. If you saved a picture in that 'Online Pictures' folder it would automatically converted to proper format and saved on a remote server, with the filename as it's caption/title/description. If you opened the folder in Nautilus it would just show the pictures as files like it does now. Also, Nautilus should be extended so that the sidepane actually shows the file details and that there was a small box for writing your own comments about the file easily and quickly (right now you'd have to go through properties -> proper tab and then write the comment. And it's not actually used anywhere..).

That's the kind of an online desktop that'd actually be useful!

EDIT: Right now that online desktop thing makes me feel less excited than my ex-boyfriend...even though he was a really lousy lay!

Edited 2007-10-01 12:37

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