YouOS is a kind of web-based operating system. Web-based OS is still at the idea level and YouOs is still in its Alpha stage.

I came across this site recently. YouOS is an experiment in a new kind of computing platform. YouOS allows you to run a virtual computer through a web browser. YouOS keeps your data saved and when you log back in again the ‘computer’ is the same as you left it. It’s a platform for web application development that’s hosted online with an online IDE and online execution. All the apps in there run in JavaScript with AJAX. Developing YouOS apps are quite simple. With YouOS you can run small applications like sticky notes or clocks; Large applications like word processing, mp3 players, and instant messaging. Even better, it’s very easy to tweak an existing application or write your own. Read their manifesto here.

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Why use YouOS?

  • Persist: Do some work. Log out. Log in later from another computer. It’s like you never left.
  • Centralize: Manage all your web services, files, and accounts in one secure place.
  • Collaborate: Share files and apps through a simple, intuitive buddy list.
  • Customize: Install apps written by friends or write your own.

The above snippets were provided in their manifesto.

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