Recently, I had been invited to test out Xcerion new software called “icloud” after registering my interest a while back. To give you a little background, icloud is an OS that runs under your browser (IE 6/7 only at the moment).
Now to be honest, I can’t really see any benefits of having an OS running in your browser unless your on multiple computes through out the week and you want everything in one place. But on that note why not just buy a laptop or PDA? I think the idea is cool but for me it just do not see a place for it to succeed. After having a play around with some of the features, I found it to be really slow and could of done half the task on my own machine in half the time. And along with that, it uses alot of cpu and while loading some applications, it actually freezes up IE.
One thing that bugged me was one of its applications, a web browser. Now honestly why would you use the web browser inside this “OS” which is being run under a browser to start of with. To me is just a waste of time, and you loose half the features in your browser aswell.
Anyway thats my 2 cents, I’m sure there is some people who will benefit from this but as i said it has a limited market place, so best of luck to them.