Welcome!

Cognitive Computing Authors: Pat Romanski, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Jason Bloomberg

Related Topics: Cognitive Computing , Release Management , @CloudExpo

Cognitive Computing : News Item

Glide's Cloud Computing OS at CES 2010

The Glide cloud computing solution is free of advertising and comes with 20GBs of free storage

Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Glide is launching a powerful operating system for the Google Chrome browser.

It is available for install today at http://www.GlideLife.com. Glide effectively transforms Google Chrome from a standard browser into an OS with a rich application suite and 20GBs of free storage.

Glide equips Google Chrome with file synchronization and automated file format translation to speak with multiple remote Windows, Mac and Linux desktops and all mobile platforms, web content capture, a rights based file management system to manage data across desktops and mobile devices, a word processor, presentation app, spreadsheet, photo editor, email client, online meeting app, drawing tool, web publishing app, contact manager, calendar and much more.

 

“Glide inserts an operating system and an unusually rich suite of productivity and collaboration applications into the Google Chrome browser,” said TransMedia Chairman and CEO, Donald Leka. “Through your Google Chrome browser you can now manage your files and information and web content across devices with online and offline access. Just download the Google Chrome browser and then install the Glide OS plugin extension and you are good to go.”

Cloud Computing: The Glide OS Approach Versus The Google Approach
The Glide cloud computing solution is free of advertising and comes with 20GBs of free storage.

Whereas Google’s Chrome OS is hardware centric and will only run on a limited number of devices with little or no distribution, Glide runs on virtually any device and platform today.

While Glide runs on Linux and Android, it also runs on Windows, Mac, Solaris, Blackberry, iPhone, Palm Pre, Symbian and Windows Mobile.

Whereas Google Chrome OS is "autocratic," requiring that you store your files in their cloud, Glide allows you the option to work locally on your desktop.

Glide makes it possible for users to work without latency by using native apps on their local desktops and automatically syncing data when bandwidth is available.

Glide transforms virtually any major browser into an OS, not just Google Chrome. The Glide OS plugin extension is also available for Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

A Bootable Glide OS for Netbooks
Netbooks and other mid sized devices have for the most part failed to meet a clearly defined need for most consumers and business users. Furthermore, while Glide believes that Linux is an important part of the cloud computing future and supports Linux, Linux based Netbooks for the most part have failed to gain significant market share. Hundreds of such devices will emerge over the next few years. Some will find specialized applications and others will gain short-term traction. But the problem remains that while both the cell phone and laptop have clearly defined uses, the notion of users carrying a third device seems implausible. More likely, the mobile phone and the laptop will continue to evolve to meet the needs that Netbooks and other mid-sized devices seek to fill and mid-sized devices will find important specialized niche markets.

In the first half of 2010, Glide will release a bootable version of the Glide OS for Netbooks making it possible to launch the Glide OS at startup. The Glide Netbook OS will provide a unified desktop, file management system, a comprehensive suite of native versions of the Glide Application Suite, offline access to your communication and collaboration suite and data capture and sync technology to provide a cost effective alternative to Windows for specialized niche markets like healthcare and education.

The Glide OS was first unveiled to the public on April 18, 2005 at The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention.

More Stories By Yeshim Deniz

News Desk compiles and publishes breaking news stories, press releases and latest news articles as they happen.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The platform combines the strengths of Singtel's extensive, intelligent network capabilities with Microsoft's cloud expertise to create a unique solution that sets new standards for IoT applications," said Mr Diomedes Kastanis, Head of IoT at Singtel. "Our solution provides speed, transparency and flexibility, paving the way for a more pervasive use of IoT to accelerate enterprises' digitalisation efforts. AI-powered intelligent connectivity over Microsoft Azure will be the fastest connected pat...
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
Codete accelerates their clients growth through technological expertise and experience. Codite team works with organizations to meet the challenges that digitalization presents. Their clients include digital start-ups as well as established enterprises in the IT industry. To stay competitive in a highly innovative IT industry, strong R&D departments and bold spin-off initiatives is a must. Codete Data Science and Software Architects teams help corporate clients to stay up to date with the mod...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry's first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence-dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it. Druva's...
BMC has unmatched experience in IT management, supporting 92 of the Forbes Global 100, and earning recognition as an ITSM Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for five years running. Our solutions offer speed, agility, and efficiency to tackle business challenges in the areas of service management, automation, operations, and the mainframe.
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, compared the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, examin...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors! In this blog post, we provide 7 tips on how, as part of our world-class faculty, you can deliver one of the most popular sessions at our events. But before reading...
DSR is a supplier of project management, consultancy services and IT solutions that increase effectiveness of a company's operations in the production sector. The company combines in-depth knowledge of international companies with expert knowledge utilising IT tools that support manufacturing and distribution processes. DSR ensures optimization and integration of internal processes which is necessary for companies to grow rapidly. The rapid growth is possible thanks, to specialized services an...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...