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[web] Mercury - My attempt at a Browser-OS Environment


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#21 smr   Members   -  Reputation: 1626

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 03:05 AM

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Vision...


First I want to give you kudos for what looks like a really, really cool technical feat. What I see in the video is very nice and looks pretty. I couldn't do that.

I do have to say though that I'm also not really on board with the whole "Internet OS" thing. I would agree that it's a really great concept and you describe it very well. The thing is that your vision has already been realized; It's your web browser. Every single one of the things you mentioned is already something you can do with your web browser. Sure, you have to go to a different web site and probably sign in, but that's a minor inconvenience, especially since most people choose the "remember for next time" option when signing in, or ask the site to leave them logged in. But even after all of that, there will eventually be a federated sign-in/authentication service that will unify the logins for most popular sites. I think that is an eventual certainty. And all the apps are is web sites. Delicious keeps track of those for me, basically becoming my "Start menu" as it were. So, with the combination of a capable web browser (Chrome), persistent bookmarks (Delicious), and decent apps (Flickr, Google Docs, Gmail, GDNet, etc.), we already have our Web OS.

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