Recently, a new web-based operating systems (WebOS) launched its private beta suite in another attempt to bring the desktop to the browser. Its name is Cloudo, it was made in Sweden and it was previously a part of Xindesk which has now separated itself into two entities, the other being an open widget platform dubbed WidgetPlus.
There are a number of web-based operating systems already on the market, e.g. G.ho.st, Jooce, YouOS, eyeOS and DesktopTwo to name but a few, and Cloudo doesn’t bring a lot of new things to the table yet: it features file hosting, virtual desktop widgets, applications, e-mail and contact management and eventually a full suite of programs you’d expect from a regular desktop OS. You can sign up for the beta here.
Virtualization may be big in the business market, but is a web-based OS really something consumers are waiting for?