Seeing what other people do in an audience at a conference can be interesting. When waiting for the next talk in the incredibly claustrophobic seats at FOSDEM last week I saw something that got my attention: the Desktop of an operating system being debugged using a web inspector:
Turns out, the guys doing that are from Jolicloud – a company that strives to offer a OS alternative for old and low-spec computers by only providing basic OS tasks and leaving the day-to-day work tasks to web applications hosted in the cloud. Sounds familiar? Google does the same with their Chrome OS and the Cr48. The main difference is that Jolicloud is based in Europe and a dedicated, affordable Netbook is available even for us across the pond.
You can see the video on any HTML5 enabled device here (courtesy of vid.ly).
If you want to give Jolicloud a try you can check it out at http://www.jolicloud.com/.
About Chris Heilmann
Evangelist for HTML5 and open web. Let's fix this!