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Desktop GUI written in XHTML, CSS and JavaScript?

   
12:27 pm on Mar 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Over the past few years software GUI has gotten pretty bad and the thought crossed my mind that it would be interesting to write my own shell GUI for an OS using XHTML, CSS and JavaScript. Any one know of any such projects or platforms that could, will or already does support this? I'm talking file manager, program/start menu, overall GUI replacement for an OS and not some sort of on the side hobby deal.

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3:50 pm on Mar 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Sounds like Chrome OS to me!

There used to be active HTML desktops in Win XP but it was removed in Vista and Win 7 due to security concerns.

However, there is a product out there called Snippage that basically allows you to transform a desktop into a live view of the web.
4:22 pm on Mar 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I was made aware of Seed http://live.gnome.org/Seed [live.gnome.org] though I'm not sure how far along it is. I'm wary of things like Chrome OS/the cloud; files shouldn't be stored exclusively on servers, only on servers if as an opt-in backup option in case a local drive fails. I would imagine all that would really be necessary is a JavaScript API that returns a list of application/OS functions to that can be called.

- John
 

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