Free Online Virtual Computer

Posted on March 27, 2009. Filed under: Computer, Web | Tags: , , |


       Today, I came across a service called “Global Hosted Operating System” or “Ghost” (actually that is the closest resemblance to the desktop model that I have experienced to date. If you are on broadband (high-speed internet), you have to at least try the “Ghost” virtual computer.  It will not harm your computer in anyway and it is absolutely free. The first thing to make clear is that Ghost is currently in the “alpha” stage of “public” testing. It is stable and usable, but it is not yet fully complete.  During “alpha testing”, you can expect some bugs, but they will not bite


What is®?
® provides every person in the world with a free Virtual Computer (VC). Like a Windows PC, or Mac, the VC is a personal computing environment which includes your desktop, your personal settings, your files and your choice of software applications. But unlike a PC, your VC is not installed on one physical computer – instead it is stored in professional data centers across the Internet cloud, and is accessed from any Internet browser in the world. From any computer, open the browser to , enter your username and password, and continue using your VC from exactly the state you last left it in.

Advantages of
  • Available from any browser in the world instead of being installed on one physical machine.
  • The operating system, many apps, and the first 5GB of data storage and 3GB of email storage are absolutely free.
  • Software (namely Web-based software) can be run without installation.
  • The computer is always up-to-date, secure and backed up with no action or cost on your part.
  • The VC manages all your Web logins and all your web ‘stuff’ (e.g. files on different web services).
  • Because it is online, the VC provides new possibilities for fun and collaboration, beyond what is available on a PC.


Key Features
  • Access your desktop, files, apps and settings from any Internet browser
  • Desktop and apps run without the need for installation or updating
  • Customize your desktop and choose from 20+ available languages
  • 5GB professionally hosted and backed-up disk space
  • Many file types can be viewed or edited online with a simple double-click
  • Upload and sync your documents, photos and music easily using the Upload Download Utility, Sync program or FTP
  • Manage smart shortcuts called Tagged Things to Web resources – webmarks (URLs), files, photos, videos, music, products
  • Single sign-on to other services such as Google Docs using My Logins
  • Manage smart shortcuts called Tagged Things to Web resources – webmarks (URLs), files, photos, videos, music, products
  •  Share or publish your files directly from the Drive
  • Read, write and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations using integrations with  Zoho, directly from your Storage
  • Edit Google Docs, sheets and presentations stored at Google from within
  • Manage your e-mails, calendar and contacts with the Web’s leading collaboratoin suite
  • You will receive a yourGhostID email and can retrieve other emails as well (using "POP3")
  • Yes runs within the browser but also contains a browser of it’s own! Whichever computer you are on, the Browser will have your history, your webmarks, and your "cookies" so that other sites will recognize you. Homepage


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