The incomplete List of Cloud Operating Systems for Everyone

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    Searching_ _ _ Registered Member

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    I wanted to find out how many Cloud OS desktops were out there. So far, I have compiled a list available in the next post.
    Some are easy to find out what features they offer and some downright difficult.
    Do you use a Cloud based desktop?
     
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    AmoebaOS
    http://amoebaos.com

    http://amoebaos.org/About
    AmoebaOS is 100% customizable. Every color, shape, button and window is generated using style information from a few
    Cascading Style Sheets.
    None of the included suite of programs require Adobe Flash to be installed, users can easily replace these with
    Flash-based alternatives if they feel that technology is better suited to their work flow.

    Cloudo
    http://www.cloudo.com/

    Cloudo servers are running LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP),
    which are known to be very stable and less prone to crashes and security breaches.
    Your browser will interpret XML, XSLT and Javascript, known to be less performance intensive than Flash or straight on Java.

    eyeOS
    http://www.eyeos.org/

    eyeos is the Open Source Cloud Computing's Web Desktop.
    It is mainly written in PHP, XML, and JavaScript.
    It acts as a platform for web applications written using the eyeOS Toolkit.
    It includes a Desktop environment with 67 applications and system utilities.
    It is accessible by portable devices via its mobile front end.

    G.ho.st
    http://G.ho.st

    G.ho.st stands for Global Hosted operating system.
    G.ho.st offers every person in the world a free Virtual Computer (VC).
    15GB professionally hosted and backed-up disk space
    Whichever computer you are on, the G.ho.st® Browser will have your history, your webmarks, and
    your "cookies" so that other sites will recognize you.
    G.ho.st® has chosen the very best available storage service for your precious data - Amazon Web Services

    GlideOS
    http://www.glidedigital.com/

    Glide OS is a Flash-based web desktop, Adobe Flash 9.0.124 min., developed by Transmedia offering 20gb of storage.
    Setup and administer up to six family member accounts including child accounts from your Glide settings panel.
    The Glide OS provides automatic file and application compatibility across devices and operating systems.

    gOS
    http://www.thinkgos.com/cloud.php
    Good OS is an operating system software company based in the Silicon Valley and Taipei.
    Since its launch, the company has been recognized in technology press and industry for strengths in
    cloud computing operating systems and interfaces for consumers. gOS debuted on computers at Wal-Mart Stores last year,
    and since then have shipped with PC OEMs on NetBooks, NetTops, and consumer PCs.

    iCloud
    http://icloud.com/

    iCloud is a product of Xcerion which aims to distribute an Internet OS with accompanying applications free as
    a massive service over the Internet. The advantage you get here is you don’t pay for any of the softwares available in the iCloud OS.

    MyGoya
    http://www.mygoya.de/us


    OOS
    http://oos.cc/login.html


    http://www.icube.at/home.jsp Home page.
    REBOX Framework ist eine innovative. O.K. It's in German. Translate should help.
    -->Who doesn't like participating in exciting quizzes. Anytime, anywhere.
    Only offers 1GB of disk space.

    Windows4all
    http://www.windows4all.com/

    Windows4all 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.
     
  3. Huupi

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    Please can y explain what cloud computing is all about,i guess that many asking the same question. ;)
     
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    It's where the OS is stored remotely on someone else's server and your computer simply acts as a dumb client. All of the applications, office suites, browsers, games, etc. are stored remotely. This is good if you only want to spend a small amount of money on a cloud enabled device (it doesn't need a lot of storage space, disk drives, etc.). It is good for people who just want to browse the web and do basic things. It's also nice because of the security -- nothing can "infect" your PC because nothing is running on your PC. Probably the most well known cloud OS is going to be Google's Chrome.

    The downside is privacy. Since all of your apps and data are stored on someone else's server, you have to trust that they A) secure their servers and B) wont sell your info to a third party. This is a major concern for me and probably most other people here on Wilders. However, I don't see it any differently than these online backup services -- your data is being stored remotely in that case as well. One must trust Carbonite (et al) that they really do encrypt your data. The same goes with these cloud servers -- you will just have to trust them I suppose. The nice thing is that most of them will be open-source, which is always a good thing for security and privacy concerns.

    Perhaps the most pernicious thing about this cloud fad is that Microsoft seems to want to join Google on the bandwagon. Their plan is to eventually do away with Windows as we know it and to start charging a monthly fee for future OS's that run in the cloud. So, instead of paying a one time fee for Windows, you will be stuck paying Microsoft a monthly fee to use their "services" which will be cloud based. This is not close to happening yet, but there have been reports that M$ is planning this. It's called "SAAS" or "Software As A Service."

    This is just one more reason I will stick with Linux. I don't have to be forced into cloud computing and I don't have to deal with M$'s shenanigans.

    Hope that answers your questions. ;
     
  5. Huupi

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    thanks cronomatic for the thorough explanation. :thumb:
     
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