Basically you have a desktop that pretty much looks like your normal PC desktop, and with it you get some in- house web applications (which appear as icons just like a real desktop):
- a blog
- message board
- hard drive/file manager
- website editor
- an email client
- address book
- RSS Reader
- Bookmark Manager
- mp3 player
- search box and search results box
- a shareable office suite by open office (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, acrobat)
The system tray type widget has (search box, info, mp3, IM), and there is even a start menu to access everything.
Wow, is this going to be a virtual operating system, instead of using windows, OS 2.0 perhaps…at the moment they are calling it a “webtop”.
Can you drag in shortcuts eg. weblinks, open office files, etc…?
Can you share your desktop?
I’d like to launch it from my real systems tray, as it would be something I’d use a lot.
I’m really seeing this useful at work where I can separate my personal and work stuff, now my personal items can go in my webtop, and leave the real desktop for work stuff.
I wonder if they will go with the Menu bar at the top and taskbar at the bottom (like Windows), since a webtop is on the web you have your browser open, which means you could add a virtual webtop browser, toolbars, and links bar.
I agree that a GoogleOS in imminent.