Topics: World Wide Web, Web 2.0, Web operating system Pages: 20 (6087 words) Published: September 12, 2011
There are a number of online operating systems available today, and the number is steadily growing. EyeOS is a web-based open source platform designed to hold a wide variety of web applications over it. It looks like a regular PC operating system, but the "trick" is that it can be accessed from anywhere. If you travel all the time, or you don't own a PC or laptop or move often, then you can access EyeOS from an internet café .All you need is a web browser, Internet access and EyeOS is there for you, always, all the time. EyeOS is one of the few that is not only provided for free as a service complete with online storage, but is also open source under AGPL3, so you can install it on your own server. EyeOS is built on PHP and uses a combination of web standard technologies such as HTML, JavaScript and CSS to create the UI. This means that it will run on any standards compliant browser. By itself, it doesn’t require any extra plugins in order to work. All it needs is a PHP 5 capable server, which is the common denominator for just about any hosting package – it doesn’t even require a database. EyeOS is all about entering work and entertainment in a single place. EyeOS is about removing compatibility issues between applications and operating systems and taking your life everywhere. EyeOS is available in 30 translations. And is used privatively and professionally throughout the world rather it is used for public environments, schools, small and large companies alike or a way to share data with your family. EyeOS has a use in our the digital life era.


Establishment: In 2005, a group of young people worked together and put all their efforts in a new project, a new open source web desktop, EyeOS.

August 1, 2005: The first publicly available EyeOS version was released as EyeOS 0.6.0. At the time, it greatly participated in creating the definition of a web operating system and acted as a concept. Quickly, a worldwide community of developers took part in the project and helped improve it by translating, testing and developing it.

June 4, 2007: After two years of development, the EyeOS Team published EyeOS 1.0. Compared with previous versions, EyeOS 1.0 introduced a complete reorganization of the code and some new web technologies, like eyeSoft, a portage-based web software installation system. Moreover, EyeOS also included the EyeOS Toolkit, a set of libraries allowing easy and fast development of new web Applications.

July 2, 2007: With the release of the 1.1 version, EyeOS changed its license and migrated from GNU GPL Version 2 to Version 3. October 29,2007: 1.2 version was launched with full integration compatibility with Microsoft Word files.

January 15, 2008: EyeOS 1.5 Gala was liberated. The first version that supported both Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.org file formats for documents, presentations and spreadsheets. It also had the ability to import and export documents in both formats using server side scripting.

April 25, 2008: EyeOS 1.6 included many improvements such as synchronization with local computers, drag and drop, a mobile version and more.

January 7, 2009: EyeOS 1.8 Lars featured a completely rewritten file manager and a new sound API to develop media rich applications.

April 1, 2009: 1.8.5 version incorporated a new default theme and some rewritten apps like the Word Processor and the Address Book.

With the increasing use of high-speed Internet technologies during the past few years, the concept of cloud computing has become more popular. In cloud computing,users work with Web-based, rather than local, storage and software. These applications are accessible via a browser and look and act like desktop programs. With this approach, users can work with their applications from multiple computers. In addition,organizations can more easily control corporate data and reduce malware infections. Also, cloud...
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