Mozilla "Boot to Gecko" - load your OS from the web...

26-07-2011
Mozilla want you to boot your desktop or mobile device from an OS that sits on the web.

We're big Firefox & Thunderbird fans here at Framework Towers, so when Mozilla announces a grand new project we like to keep an eye on things.

So what's the Mozilla Foundation up to now?

They're talking about booting your desktop or mobile device from an OS that sits on the web.

The idea isn't completely new - the capability of booting your desktop OS from a network resource has been around for a while (perhaps not exactly widespread in use, but still), and there are other similarities to be drawn with "thin client" architecture which has been around for decades, and current virtualisation technology.

I guess it all depends on how the project pans out, and as long as security is at the top of the developers' priority list, we rather like the idea. It would certainly make losing your phone a less daunting prospect.



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