Intel, eat your heart out (now, OS X runs in a browser)

Summary:My fellow ZDNet blogger Jason O'Grady just wrote how thin is in with the new iMac.  I'm not sure what this is, but it probably wasn't his idea of thin when he wrote that.

My fellow ZDNet blogger Jason O'Grady just wrote how thin is in with the new iMac.  I'm not sure what this is, but it probably wasn't his idea of thin when he wrote that. It looks like the Mac OS X equivalent of Citrix (Windows Terminal). It feels a bit like the sevice GoToMyPC.com.  And at first guess, I thought it required Flash.  But according to its authors, it's all based on JavaScript.  If it is and XML is involved (meaning you might be able to use the term AJAX to describe it), it's probably the best demonstration of AJAX's capabilities I've seen since looking at how Scalix used AJAX to build an almost perfect knock-off of Microsoft's Outlook.  Asked Steve Rubel of the demo:  "How long until Apple shuts this down?"  Anyway, if anyone had any doubts that the Sun-Google deal can't produce some sort of dirt cheap thin client that can replace the need for a fat PC, I think this little demo pretty much shatters that FUD.
portraitofakite.jpg

Topics: Apple

About

David Berlind was fomerly the executive editor of ZDNet. David holds a BBA in Computer Information Systems. Prior to becoming a tech journalist in 1991, David was an IT manager.

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.