Sunday, July 12, 2009

Another Virtual OS -

After I tweeted about my old Symantec GoEverywhere OS article, I got a reply from someone talking about the Virtual Computer OS. I gave it a quick spin and I have to say I was was really impressed.

First of all, to clarify, a "virtual OS" (I've heard it called a "webtop") is an application where your entire desktop lives on the Internet. is free, and feels quite secure. They give you 15GB of storage, and it all uses the Amazon network for safe storage.

Things I liked:
  • It looks great
  • It ran great, in this case in Google Chrome
  • There were quite a few nice apps and web-service integrations
  • I love that there is a Groove Shark link for audio
  • It was easy to use and access, yet felt secure
  • Their sync tool sounds great
Things I may have expected more of:
  • I love Google Docs. Zoho is nice, but it's not my preference
  • Like all Virtual OSs, it mostly piggy backs on other services
Great job people!

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