Bring your desktop with you with YouOS

12 08 2007


YouOS is a very comprehensive web operating system complete with a writer, sticky notes, browser, messenger, and a whole slew of other really well done online apps. This all seems a bit useles at first, but the point is that instead of having all these different online apps on different websites, like google docs, online messengers, sticky notes etc. With YouOS you can access them all in one place and save them to one place.

” There is a glaring weakness to all traditional operating systems, however. They are, at the root, designed to run on one computer. Extensions like NFS and remote desktop alleviate this weakness to some extent, but they do nothing to enable collaboration on a larger scale between users on different computers. Imagine what you could do if every one in the world could work and play on the same “virtual computer.”

There are several other web OS’s, but this one I have found to be the best. It feels close to Ubuntu and, while it is still in alpha, it is the least buggy of them all. Also, it’s open-source. I really like it, and besides, it’s fun using a browser within a browser within a browser within a browser…… all coded entirely in javascript.

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