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James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, October 30, 2007
15 years ago5,543 views

I'm pretty sure I've heard of this before... I even think it was linked in the forum a while back...

James Bradbury [PersonRank 5]

15 years ago # is an AJAX online OS that is fast, extensible, and gives a small amount of hosted space. It also works in a guest mode without an account.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

> I'm pretty sure I've heard of this before... I even think it was
> linked in the forum a while back...

Ah yes you're right... a site search didn't show it but a database search did:

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

On a side note, you got the site up again quickly.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

the question is: Is it useful?
I don't think so.

Angel Lampreave [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

You may take a look at eyeOS (, which is a similar concept, and you may even install on a server... More info at

[Linked fixed – Tony]

Claudio [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

see also
unfortunately is only in italian :-)

Zvi Schreiber [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Many thanks for reviewing

The performance issue is almost certainly either CPU (if less than duoCore) or RAM (if less 512MB or less). We are going to make significant improvements to performance over the next few weeks in any event. Some times one of the browsers (IE or FF) works better than the other but we will be improving performance on all platforms.

And of course, more features and more services are coming the whole time as well.

Thanks again


Pepper [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

This is pretty cool..

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I think he's right Phil, It works fine on my PC.

Andrew [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

So what's the Ajax call for process scheduling? Memory management? Disc I/O? How is this an operating system in any sense of the word?

Ryan [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

an online OS just doesn't make sense.. especially with ajax.

Let's run everything in the same thread? ok no.

Plus, i need an OS to get to it, so why would I want an online OS?

Bernhard [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago # works fine for me, especially through my 10 mbit connection at home. i think it is a great alternative for people who want to work and browse safely from different places like home, work, internet cafes and so on.

MJ Rich [PersonRank 6]

15 years ago #

It's pretty decently paced here too, it's a nice thing, but not something I can imagine using with any regularity.

Toni Hintikka [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

It works pretty well with 24mbit connection and centrino duo laptop with 2 GB RAM. I just took a fast try. It take 30% of my computers processor.

M Hughes [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

A Web-OS could be used by an ISP by offering customers a thin-client that simply loads a minimalistic environment and connects to the Web-OS for the user to "live in". This could be theoretically useful as the ISP can backup the user's virtual-machine and provide a sort of 'safe' environment where they could get virus infected by a random email attachment.

Granted, such a system could be implemented w/ a different technology like Citrix... but I was simply offering a theoretical. Besides, how hard would it be to create a thin-client running minimal linux+gnash player?

Jimmy Bergmark [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Another one is XIOS/3 from Xcerion

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