Cloudo Beta Goes Public

To get feedback, Cloudo opens up for anyone to register for a limited time

"After a lot of hard (and fun) work, we're happy to announce that we starting today are inviting anyone to register and try out Cloudo. The free online desktop is still in early beta, so we wouldn't recommend you to start using it as your main desktop environment just yet, but we can't wait getting your feedback."

New applications Cloudo now features early versions of most applications you would need to get started. To check them out, you need to install applications using the Application Manager found under the Cloudo menu.

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Eh...overkill for such simplistic web apps. But nice looking!

If Microsoft had something like this (maybe mywindow.com for example) where it could sync our desktop themes and personal files for us to access while away from our PCs, that'd be excellent.

ya.. this is a horrible idea..... do you really want all your personal information stored on some faraway hard drive? HELL no...... Granted, we haven't moved ENTIRELY in that direction yet, but from the sounds of things, thats what the top people (more specifically, MS) want.... Why in gods name would i give total control of my data to microsoft or any other company? Those people could rifle through your online hard drive whenever they want, steal your personal info, etc...... how can this POSSIBLY have an upside?

So what happens if this idea catches on for real, and their server CPU usage skyrockets?

I think the idea is working so far, because it has such a small user base. I can't imagine thousands of people concurrently running online applications. Well, it may work for Google or Microsoft and online Office apps, but these are trying to do even more, with far less resources.

The technology is still in it's infancy, but this is the way computing is headed I think... Microsoft's Cloud for instance will lead to Windows and Office being 100% online based. The only thing holding it back at the moment is bandwidth.

Javascript and flash (technology used in this webos) runs on the client side, so the cpu works is done 100% on the browser and not in the server.

What is the actual use for this?

I understand online apps/storage (eg the Live or Google ranges) - but an online GUI?

Signed up, and it just hung there creating my account (5 mins) and logging me in (>10 mins)

Gave up after that. Guess it's a Beta for a reason :P

Hmm, the interface looks like a mixture of Vista and OSX. Why do they call the windows and stuff the Finder? Is that the same on Windows or it just because I'm viewing it on a Mac.

dang.. i tried in Chrome.. then in FF3, and finally (and shamefully) IE...
none worked unfortunately..

it looks really cool tho...

It looks pretty. Certainly one of the more functional online OSs. I love the interface, I think they should make a Linux distro off of that.

Tried it with googlo chrome and Inetrnet Explorer, I can log in, but the desktop doesn't show any icons, and the words attached to the icons are cut off.

What browsers does it support? Is this even usable?

undu said,
Tried it with googlo chrome and Inetrnet Explorer, I can log in, but the desktop doesn't show any icons, and the words attached to the icons are cut off.

What browsers does it support? Is this even usable?

Firefox 3