A workshop by Princeton University`s Center for Information Technology Policy brings together experts from computer science, law, politics and industry to explore the social and policy implications of `computing in the cloud`.
I had the privelege of attending in person and listening to these brilliants minds share their thoughts.
My initial reaction to the thoughts of a web based operating system is "Wow! This is so cool". Then I realise that none of these "Web Operating Systems" is really an operating system but are really "Web Based Desktop Environment". Web based operating systems run in a browser which requires of course an operating system. So then I have to ask: "Why not just use the operating system before me?". Well, there are a lot of reasons to use these services. For one thing I can access my virtual desktop from any computer with a broadband internet connection and a web browser. Actually that may be the only reason to use a web based OS. Here's a review of some popular alternatives.
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