[sf-lug] YouOS - the web operating system

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Sep 20 16:12:08 PDT 2006

Quoting jim stockford (jim at well.com):


> but is it Linux?

FYI, it's not, and essentially it involves running a bit of client-side
JavaScript to allow you to view & control processes running remotely on
Mellen, Wong, Hsiung, and Panguluri's Internet servers somewhere else.

The FAQ points out correctly that the "download" (the client-side
JavaScript) is open source -- a fact that will mislead you, if you're
not paying attention:  "YouOS" is just yet another Web 2.0 AJAX trick 
to get you to turn over your data and data-processing to some strangers.

Personally, as an open source guy, I have nothing to do with such
things:  http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Essays/winolj.html

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