January 13, 2009 - Johan

New level cloud computing: icloud

As cloud computing is not quite new, still there is some nice stuff to share with you.

Last week I was informed about icloud, a product of Xcerion.
Xcerion delivers software and OS as a Service trough your web browser.

A quote from www.icloud.com:

“icloud consist of a desktop with applications and files that you run through your web browser.
Because it’s running in the cloud (the internet) it can offer you impressive features such as easy sharing, rich collaboration, built-in marketplace with free applications, seamless integration with your mobile device, and innovative drag-and-drop blog publishing.”

icloud is 100% committed to providing you with an exciting, reliable, and productive computing experience.

  • Free applications like an office suite
  • Secure, backuped file storage
  • All friends, documents and applications in the cloud
  • Sharing and collaboration in real-time
  • XML development tools included – adopt for your needs
  • Integrated social community
  • Works online and offline

The virtual desktop provides a Windows Vista-like layout and gives you the freedom to change several things like:

  • Desktop wallpaper
  • Add / remove Sidebar widgets
  • Use the icloud CLI to manage your virtual desktop

Screenshots: http://icloud.com/live/screenshots.html

For more information and joining the icloud beta program, visit www.icloud.com

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  • unclephil says:

    but whe you launch it with Firefox:
    For the moment, icloud works solely in Internet Explorer

    Support for Firefox is scheduled for March 2009. Until then, please use Internet Explorer to access icloud.
    Technical info

    When we started to build icloud, Internet Explorer was by far the most popular web browser available. Even today, we are still using some IE-specific techniques, such as XSLT features, CSS filters and VML markup.


  • Daniel says:

    Thanks for writing about us 🙂

    Try the cool Share Window feature in icloud, by right clicking on a window titlebar and be able to drag a window over to a friend in the messenger. Just like if it was a dual screen setup, the whole world becomes your virtual desktop!