From: Glen Gray (Glen.Gray at domain jria.ie)
Date: Wed 27 Oct 1999 - 13:25:46 IST
Isn't this the kind of thing that Netscape where once working on to
counter the threat of IE4 having ActiveDesktop. If I remember correctly
it was called Constellation. Looked promising but I think it became
MyNetscape which is a bit naff.
I don't think that these things will be really usful until net speeds
increase for the average user. Response times would be a problem at the
moment I would think. But having said that I've never used any of them
so what do I know :-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Caolan McNamara [SMTP:Caolan.McNamara at domain ul.ie]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 1999 11:49 AM
> To: ilug
> Subject: RE: [ILUG] OT: the way of the future?
> On 27-Oct-99 Hary Walsh wrote:
> >>>>>> "Miles" == Miles <kcolfer at domain iol.ie> writes:
> > Miles> Take a look at www.desktop.com. It seems to be a fairly OK
> > Miles> shot at a web-based GUI/desktop. Unfortunately, you won't
> > Miles> be able to use it from linux (yet), but take a look at the
> > Miles> tour anyway.
> >www.opendesk.com is a similiar affair built from free software etc...
> This kind of stuff is pretty much what part of sun's starportal
> like its going to be. Noone really seems to be sure just what a
> is going to be, but I suspect that this isn't too far off the mark. I
> dunno myself if its such a great idea, but I've been wrong before
> bad memory of thinking that mosaic was pretty cute, but nowhere near
> usefulness of ftp and gopher, cringe).
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