Operating System inside a browser

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  1. TheHumanBot

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    Have you ever seen a Operating System inside a browser? Have you ever seen a Internet Explorer inside a Firefox Browser? Maybe you have recently moved to Linux/Mac operating system from Windows but you are missing familiar interface and want to spend some time on Microsoft Windows but don’t have access to it, if this is scenario for you then here is windows4all.com. Windows4all.com is a Silverlight based online virtual operating system (sometimes called a Web OS or a Webtop or a cloud computer). It is is a website that simulates an operating system inside your web browser. Windows4all.com replicates the desktop environment of a modern operating system. It can give you a familiar work interface that looks the same whether you’re working at your home computer, or remotely from a borrowed or public computer. You can launch applications right away without installation.
    Windows4all.com is web-based and requires Silverlight 3 to operate. Application runs in Silverlight’s security sandbox. By default code is restricted from accessing your file system or doing anything that could hurt your machine. Besides desktop, taskbar, start menu and sidebar, currently it includes such applications:
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    • File Explorer
    • Internet Explorer
    • Video Player
    • Rich test editor
    • RSS reader
    • Virtual PC
    • Notepad
    • Paint
    • Chat
    • Calculator
    • Games like Chess, Solitaire, Spider etc.e
    The system also supports installing program functionality. But this program should be developed in Silverlight and be available in Internet or local file system.
    Windows4all.com advantages:

    • Convenience and freedom - A personalized desktop is available and accessible from any computer in the world.
    • No more administration - No more software installation, software update, worry about anti-virus.
    • Security - Less prone to typical attacks, viruses, worms, vulnerabilities, spyware and disk crashes.
    • Hardware - Performance doesn't depend much on the speed of your computer.
    • Entertainment - Being online, windows4all.com offers more opportunities for communicating and entertainment.
    • Cost - It is free.
    SOURCE & FOR MORE DETAILS CLICK HERE
     
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    krishnandu.sarkar Simply a DIGITian

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    Hey tats gr8...!!

    But what if I want to use any specific application?? Can i install it thr??
     
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    no idead dude
    all i know is posted here
    thanks for reply

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    krishnandu.sarkar Simply a DIGITian

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    Ya i tried tat site we can install our own softwares.....!! Tats really nice.....!!
     
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    Looks nice to me...
     
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    topgear Fast 'N' Furious

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    Looks really nice ( as it actually mimics vista ) for a browser based virtual OS :p
    TFS :p
     
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    Though this is a app.
    Google's chrome OS will be based on something like this.It's told to be the online desktop.
     
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    Check out http://g.ho.st/

    Though its bit slow.. you get a ultimate OS on web with 15GB Dedicated space for you.. you could get more by refering frnds..


    i love it
     
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    This is really very good. just try the guest option
     
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    topgear Fast 'N' Furious

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    @ manistar - Thanks for the link. That's cool :p

    BTW, It uses flash mainly to create the interface if I'm not wrong :p
     
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    khattam_ Fresh Stock Since 2005

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    Can I install a movie editor there?
    Just kiddin. Maybe its just me, but I don't see the use of these "Online Web OS"es..
     
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    topgear Fast 'N' Furious

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    ^^ just like everything in this world - these are useful to some people and useless to some :p
     
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    hey anyone know about eyeOS which is also a cloud computing operating system...i need to collect some information on this, so please can any one help me on this????
     
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    topgear Fast 'N' Furious

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    ^^ Here is their website :p ( if you want a discussion create a separate thread in Open Source Software section )
    http://eyeos.org/
     
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