Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 02:34 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Good OS, a company well-known for it gOS linux distribution and their $199 Walmart computers has announced a new OS called "Cloud". Good OS described their new Operating System in a press release "Cloud uniquely integrates a web browser with a compressed Linux operating system kernel for immediate access to Internet, integration of browser and rich client applications, and full control of the computer from inside the browser."
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Boot to Browser
by Different on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 03:56 UTC
Different
Member since:
2007-07-03

This really reminded me of the BeOS that tried such similar concept called "Boot to browser". Let's hope this one fare better than BeOS

For truly Cloud computing experience perhaps they can include a RDP or Citrix client so that user can really run rich fat client Windows apps regardless of the client OS

You can also built your own cloud using ThinServer XP

http://www.aikotech.com/thinserver.htm

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RE: Boot to Browser
by StephenBeDoper on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 12:49 in reply to "Boot to Browser"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

This really reminded me of the BeOS that tried such similar concept called "Boot to browser". Let's hope this one fare better than BeOS


Quoi?

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RE: Boot to Browser
by Earl Colby pottinger on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 17:25 in reply to "Boot to Browser"
Earl Colby pottinger Member since:
2005-07-06

I have not idea what you are talking about. I have been using BeOS from 1999 and BeOS itself never had operated that way.

If you are about the Be_Appliance then that was just a few lines in the boot script that invoked the system browser NetPositive. But BeOS never ran inside a browser to my knowledge.

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RE[2]: Boot to Browser
by jbettcher on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 23:53 in reply to "RE: Boot to Browser"
jbettcher Member since:
2008-06-15

There was a shell that Be Inc. developed for BeOS that basically had the browser and everything integrated into the shell. It was for the BeAppliances. If you ever had the Beta Dan0 installed on your system they had the program in the System folder if I remember correctly.

I miss my old BeBox with das blinken lights.

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