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G.ho.st – A complete virtual computer in your browser


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G.ho.st is a virtual computer desktop environment that runs inside a web browser. The idea is that you can log onto your virtual computer from anywhere and you’ll not only have all your files, photos, music and so on, but also your familiar applications, email and contacts in one place. Sure there are a million portable, free, and online apps that can do all of this, but G.ho.st merges them all and turns online cloud computing into something that’s familiar and easy to use.

The first thing you notice about G.ho.st is it’s fast and fairly responsive, even all the way downunder where I am. They give you 1GB of storage (via Amazon) when you sign up and you can always purchase more if you need it. And to save you time, you don’t have to load the virtual computer to get at your files, you can access them directly via a different portal which is very considerate of them. You can also mount the G.ho.st drives via Windows. There are also business and enterprise versions with lots of options and a super fast mobile version accessible via smart phones.

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G.ho.st has all the familiar apps you need, there’s a custom G.ho.st email client (with POP3), the Zoho office-style application suite, Instant Messaging, MP3 player, Kongregate games and Yahoo! widgets. There’s even a tabbed web browser that runs within G.ho.st in your browser so you can surf the net inside G.ho.st and save files as normal to your G.ho.st drive. That bit is still Alpha though.

So who’s G.ho.st for? No idea, but it’s pretty darn cool and if you don’t want just your files in the Cloud, but your apps too; then G.ho.st is well worth a look.

Ghost Personal is your own personal hard disk on the Internet. Ghost is hosted in Amazon.com’s famous data center allowing you to store your folders and files across the Internet as easily as you would on your local hard disk (C: drive) or on a USB Flash drive. But your Ghost is available from any computer or mobile phone in the world, never crashes or gets lost, benefits from professional security and from great sharing features. It includes web apps for viewing/editing files from the Web.

Tags: virtual+pc, ghost, cloud+computing, online+computer

 G.ho.st   A complete virtual computer in your browser

Dan Ferris is the Red Ferret’s Oceanic correspondent and Associate Editor based in Sydney, Australia. Despite not knowing Russell Crowe or Nicole Kidman, Dan has risen above adversity and now scours the world for interesting tidbits to write about. He spends far too much time photographing stuff and tinkering with computers.

Dan – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.



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    G.ho.st is now a Ghost

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