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Bloxtr - An Online Operating System that is Clean and Simple

Bloxtr is a web site that looks, and works like an Operating System i.e a Web Operating System.
The Web based OS has a pretty clean desktop from where you can access all the other features.

Features include :
1. Office Suite - Lets you create and manage documents, files, contacts, calender. There is no support for Microsoft Word or Excel format files.
2. Feeds, Web Browser. Yeah! A web-browser inside a web-browser.
3. A calculator and an application to takes notes.
4. Games - Only Chess is available at this point.
5. A process killer is also included. This allows you to stop a process just like you do in Windows with Windows Task Manager.
6. Files can be downloaded in zip format.

Flip side :
1. Too slow.
2. No right-click context menu.
3. Gmail, combined with Google Docs can be used to get almost similar features minus the OS style user interface. In fact, Google Docs and Spreadsheets offer much better and advanced features.

Bloxtr's interface is clean with no ads. Overall, it is a very novel idea, but the cons clearly better the pros at this time. This stuff isn't recommended for dial-up users. If you're interested, check it out..

[Bloxtr Online Operating System]

posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Thursday, May 15, 2008


Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on March 4, 2009 at 8:46 PM  
hey,it is a great idea..good thinking by the students