How Do Web OS Works?
Before going to servers and cloud computing details let us first start locally. Consider the case of computers we have. The computer consists of many applications to work with such as one can use calculator to calculate, calendar to be scheduled, clock, games, and many other applications. Apart from these apps we also have diverse data like movies, memories, music, and files etc which we store in computer hard disk. We communicate with the computer through the user interface which is right now before your eyes (if you are viewing this page on a computer). If we want to share any data, internet is engaged. Sharing can be done through many websites available on the web. So this is how a local computer with a normal user works. Now consider yourself as a computer user right now working at office. Suddenly your boss calls you to show some random file to him (sometimes they like people feeling inconvenient). But you forgot to bring it. The file is in the hard disk of your home PC and it could not be teleport from there to your office computer in air. This is the situation when most brain thinks if there could be any method by which they could access their local content anywhere. This problem was resolved by the programmers by introducing the concept of “Web OS”.
WebOS are the dynamic computers. The applications, hard disk, operating systems are all present at the servers from where they are operated. The web OS service provider has different spaces for application access and database. The user is provided with a graphical user interface which feels like the one at your PC. This operating system consists of application section like calendar, clock, calculator, document editors etc then there is a section for data storage where user can store data, and there are many other sections depending upon the web OS. Whatever content user wants to store is stored at the hard disk at servers. As the terminology itself says, the web OS make use of the web to connect and upload files to the client server.
As the files are now been stored at the server, user can now utilize them remotely anywhere on the earth. It just needs internet and a computer and everything is done. User has to switch on computer, start the internet and go to respective web OS website or download the web OS application (in case it is not on the remote computer), and browse the data. Simple!
How to Start with Web OS?
Getting started with the web OS is very simple. It is as user friendly as to sign up with any social networking website. Take a look-
Step 1 – Sign up: Go to the website of web OS provider and create an account by signing up. This creates space for the user on the server. There exist two cases, sometimes user need to download an application of web OS before signing up and in other case, user can directly sign up on the website of provider.
Step 2 –Get started: Next is the last step, user can now play with the applications offered by the provider, save data on it and can do lots of other things depending upon what web OS user’s using.
Step 3 –Have your data remotely anywhere: To recollect data from web OS, user has to download the same web OS application on the computer they are using (in case) or they can just log in to the website of provider and have their data anytime anywhere on earth.
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