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Roo Stercogburn

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Sounds more like a browser based VM. Though admittedly I've only skimmed so might be wrong.
 

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I'm quite curious about this...
 

Wij

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Sign up then
 

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Am I just epic missing the point here, you need an OS with a browser to run run an OS in?
 

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Yes.
 

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Enlighten me then Wijlet.
 

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he's refusing to with the both of us. we must join to know, eg WIJ == LRH
 

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ffs - it only takes two seconds to register :)

as for why people might use it... well it's a long way off but one day you could have your corporate desktop sat in some cloud and all you need is any PC with internet access and a decent browser. You could use your own kit or any kit anywhere and still be using a company desktop. Or your own.

Personally I just thought the idea sounded freaky so I signed up for a look. Nice to see what browsers can do nowadays.
 

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Having only picked up random bits of information about VMs...

Would this basically mean you would be virtually free from the danger of a virus, I heard that was the case with the XP VM within windows 7...no idea if its true or not
 

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The Browser host OS could still get infected with a keylogger and pick up your passwords.
 

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This isn't quite a VM either. A VM renders the display server side and all that is sent back is the finished image almost like a bitmap. This thing renders the 'windows' as objects in the browser.
 

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ffs - it only takes two seconds to register :)

as for why people might use it... well it's a long way off but one day you could have your corporate desktop sat in some cloud and all you need is any PC with internet access and a decent browser. You could use your own kit or any kit anywhere and still be using a company desktop. Or your own.

Personally I just thought the idea sounded freaky so I signed up for a look. Nice to see what browsers can do nowadays.
hehe ok then I will give it a go. sorry I likened you to Hubbard :(
 

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been done years ago with thing like tarantella from sco which meant you could run any environment in a browser

nothing really revolutionary about it
 

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