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ZeroDesktop Offers 'Lifetime Desktop in the Cloud'

ZeroDesktop made a bold promise late last month, claiming that its ZeroPC will last a lifetime, and the apps and data that constitute the "PC" can be accessed nearly anywhere and by almost anything with a processor and display.

ZeroPC is basically a virtual desktop, delivered through a browser, where all your apps and info are stored in a central place (like Amazon) in the cloud. Sounds like the old Network Computer concept promoted years ago by Larry Ellison and Scott McNealy. (Is it any wonder Oracle ended up buying Sun?) Beyond serving up productivity apps, ZeroPC offers a single log-on into social media sites, e-mail systems and online consumer storage sites. And like Google Docs or the Web versions of Microsoft apps, others can share your files. Some of this sharing can apparently be done through ThinkFree Online, a productivity suite that comes with ZeroPC.

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/05/2011 at 12:47 PM


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