Most of us have heard of WebOS or Web Operating Systems and most of us just don’t know what it is. Well, WebOS and Web operating system are terms that describe network services for internet scale distributed computing. However, the terms WebOS and Web operating system have been employed more broadly and with far greater popularity in the context of “the web as in HTTP”, and for many meanings ranging from singular systems to collections of systems. Common to uses for collections of systems, a Web operating system is distinct from Internet operating systems in that it is independent of the traditional individual computer operating system. This conception of the system reflects an evolution of research in the field of operating systems. I compiled 16 WebOS apps to know what they are and to experience operation systems in your browser.
EyeOs is a Cloud Computing Platform that includes an office suite, group ware applications and the toolkit to develop specific web applications that you need.
icloud consists of a desktop with applications and files that you run through your web browser. Because it’s running in the cloud (the internet) it can offer you impressive features such as easy sharing and rich collaboration.
CorneliOS is a web-based OS that runs in your web browser. All applications and files are stored on the CorneliOS server and are accessible all the time and anywhere. CorneliOS is platform and browser independent and is available as free Open Source software under the GPL as well as under a commercial license. The CorneliOS Web OS includes a Content Management System (CMS) so that you can easily set up and manage your own website as well as a Database Management System that allows to rapidly build any kind of database application.
Glide OS 4.0 is a comprehensive Ad-Free cloud computing solution. Glide provides a free suite of rights-based productivity and collaboration applications with 30GBs of storage. The Glide OS provides automatic file and application compatibility across devices and operating systems. With Glide OS you also get the Glide Sync App which helps you to synchronize your home and work files.
atoolo is a personal communication platform or differently spoken: an individual home in the net and a useful aid with the everyday work on the PC.
With Cloudo, every computer, in school, at work, at your friends’ or even in the library becomes your own, free of charge computer. And with Cloudo Mobile your online computer is accessible from your mobile phone as well.
OOS (Online Operating System) is your personal online desktop that supports multiple applications and allows online collaboration and it comes with Windows XP like theme.
Pipio is a social operating system that aims to give people the ability to share and communicate in real-time. You can search what other people are communicating about in real-time based on contextual, geographical, and chronological relevance. As an operating system, Pipio allow full functionality of third-party web apps within the Pipio ecosystem.
KIDO’Z is a web OS for kids. KIDO’Z Kid’s Web Environment is safe, easy and fun way for young kids to surf their favorite sites, watch videos, play games, send emails, create and communicate without knowing how to read and write. KIDO’Z is powered by parents and gives parents the power of control.
Peepel is an online WebOs and office suite.
Fenestela is an operating system for WEB space with a simple and convivial graphic interface. Code your Web pages, your programs, and save your files online. Share with your friends your photographs, family movies and office documents.
Lucid is a free, open source web desktop, or webOS that lets you: Access your media, office documents, and other files anywhere Stay up to date with Twitter, RSS feeds, and what’s happening on the web Create great web applications in short amounts of time.
Ahmad Hania is a professional designer and developer with a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering. He is interested in freelancing and blogging. He is a cofounder of Wateen Technologies an application development and hosting company. He loves video games and sports. Read more articles by Ahmad Hania at his blog Follow Ahmad Hania at Twitter and Facebook.