Developers of the Global Hosted Operating SysTem or G.ho.st are upping the ante in promoting its service. We recently got an email asking us to try out the Alpha of the web-based “operating system,” which they call a “Virtual Computer” or VC.
The web application is not an operating system in the strictest sense of the term, in that it does not provide an interface between hardware and software, the interface itself looks like what a user might expect of an OS.
The desktop shows icons for frequently-used applications. G.ho.st runs several office- and multimedia-applications that one would expect from a basic operating system, such as a word processor, media player, calculator and its own email application (where users can have their own @g.ho.st addresses). Much like a full-fledged OS, user can manipulate windows, which can be dragged around, resized, minimized or maximized. There’s even a taskbar for easy task switching.
For easy synchronization between local and remote files, G.ho.st also offers 5 Gigabytes of online storage for users. G.ho.st also runs a referral system, in that users who successfully refer other users get additional storage space.
Aside from the regular VC, the service also offers a mobile version, where users can access data while on the move.