Online Desktops – Even Thinner Client

Posted: May 27, 2007 in Just Out!
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I have posted before about how the term “Thin Client” is being redefined. Applications that used to be thought of as something that can only be found on your desktop are now becoming accessible online, where you only need a browser. Word processors, spread sheets, calendar applications are all moving from the traditional desktop to their online versions, of course besides web email (Gmail, Hotmail, etc.). In short, our need to have a ton of applications installed on our own computers is getting less and less everyday.

Now there is even more than just some scattered applications. I came across this web site called Desktoptwo, and the least to say is that I was impressed. By signing up in this website, you get a fully-functional online desktop inside your browser. This includes storage space (currently 1GB), email client, MP3 player (you can upload music files to your account then play them anywhere), calendar, instant messenger, RSS reader, and a lot more. It is very easy to use, just like you use your normal desktop! It’s really amazing how far web development technologies have come in the last year or so!!

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