Startforce - Nerd Stalker #40


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Nerd Stalker interview with Startforce CEO, Jin Koh at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco. Startforce is a complete Operating System, with all kinds of applications all within a browser, no installation of any kind required. All you need is a device with a web browser and nothing else and your good to go. He showed us a full office suite, media players and so much more, again all within a browser.

I can see this being helpful if you travel and want a full custom os experience from some internet cafe and you don't want to mess around with remoting into your home machine. G.ho.st does something nearly identical with a slicker ui but that solution requires Flash support and according to Jin is slower than his pure AJAX solution. Startforce is free for personal use and they give you 1gb of free storage, of note G.ho.st is also free and offers 5gb of free storage with an additional 1gb with each person you refer, lets hope Startforce matches that offer soon.

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