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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

is AjaxOS worth the wait?


By Justin Silverton

What is AjaxOS?

ajaxOS is a Linspire-based operating system with some revolutionary new features to support the adoption of web-based software. Some of the cool new things you can expect to see on ajaxOS include:

Automatic launch of AJAX software when clicking on a supported filetype.Ability to save files to virtual storage.Ability to navigate through a file browser to the files uploaded to virtual storage as well those on your local computer.

ajaxOS will be available for download in the next few weeks. You can register to receive notification of the ajaxOS and other AJAX software releases or visit http://www.ajaxlaunch.com/ to read the official announcements.

Benefits of using ajaxOS

Information Security – Your files and documents are safe from computer crashes, laptop theft, viruses and other virtual attacks on your computer since they are all saved on ajaxOS remote storage.

Web-based Software Applications Included – Save money. No need to purchase expensive software – it's all included in ajaxOS.

Updated and Upgraded Automatically – Spending time and money on software updates and upgrades is also a thing of the past, most ajaxOS applications are upgraded automatically.

Full file compatibility – applications are compatible with all standard file formats, allowing you to easily transfer your existing files and share files created using AJAX software with others.

View ajaxOS presentation at Desktop linux summet of 2006: http://boss.streamos.com/download/marketing/dls2006/mbr_dls2006-session4_edit_060425.rm

I'm not really sure if ajaxOS will even be worth downloading. The release notes discuss "revolutionary new features". The screenshots look nice, and it is based on linpire (a linux distro), but it looks like they are basically just integrating a web storage service (which is not a new idea) into a linux distribution.

Even though I don't think it is anything revolutionary or special, I still think I will download it when it is finally released.

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