The next-gen operating system
I’ve recently discovered eyeOS, an open-source operating system accessible online. All data is stored in eyeOS’s servers, including files and applications, which means that it is accessible from anywhere where Internet is available. Company or individuals can also use it with their own server. There’s really no big difference with other operating systems. You just have to go online to use this one.
Online OSs and applications seem to be the next big thing. It is so convenient not to have to rely on your computer to access your data if it crashes or if you have to be away for a while. Microsoft is currently working on its “Midori” project, which according to rumors will be one of its next-generation OSs and would be based on the same principles. And tons of online softwares and storage space services are already available. Apparently this could lead to the creation of very basic computers that would only contain a web browser — and would therefore probably be very cheap, a great solution for developing countries.
The big question about this is security. How would you feel about having your data stored who knows where?
I’m really tempted to subscribe to eyeOS. It’s convenient, it has a great design, it’s open-source, it’s free and it reminds me of Linux without its downsides (I gave up on Ubuntu when it crashed while I was updating it on my Mac, it was too much work.)