Five Web Operating Systems You Can Take for a Spin

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 15, 2009 3:54 AM EDT
Enterprise Networking Planet; By Eric Geier
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Web operating systems (OSs) are basically websites that replicate the desktop environment of modern OSs, all inside a Web browser. They are installed onto Web servers and live on the Internet, thus we can access our virtual desktop from anywhere that's connected to the net. You might hear these Web OSs referred to as "webtops" or "cloud" computers as well. After a brief discussion, we'll look at 5 different Web OSs. We'll see what they look like and what they offer. Then you might want to sign-up for one of the services or set up your own cloud server.

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