G.Ho.St Shows Google Chrome Potential For Hosted Operating System

G.ho.st (the Global Hosted Operating SysTem pronounced "ghost"),which offers its Web-based G.ho.st Virtual Computer (VC) free of charge to every human being, today launched its brand new G.ho.st Mobile service at the DEMOfall conference in San Diego.

The G.ho.st Virtual Computer already allows users to access their desktop, files, settings and apps from any browser but this has now been extended to a range of mobile phones as well.

The main VC service is live at http://G.ho.st and the new Mobile service may be accessed from any mobile phone browser at the same URL.

The G.ho.st VC, together with G.ho.st Mobile allows a user to keep their entire digital life professionally hosted at G.ho.st, which in turn uses Amazon.com's famous data center (AWS).

A user can then access his digital life from any browser or mobile phone. The solution requires no administration, such as installing software, backing-up or syncing, and is provided completely free of charge.

For people who travel or use different devices in different locations, the G.ho.st solution provides a complete alternative to Microsoft Windows Windows CE which are tied to specific devices, are comparatively more expensive and require syncing and other administration.

"Increasingly, people lead a mobile lifestyle and want to see their files and apps from any device, not from one fixed PC," said Zvi Schreiber, G.ho.st founder and CEO. "G.ho.st with G.ho.st Mobile is revolutionizing the way the next generation does computing -- moving the entire computing experience on to the Web and decoupling the personal computing environment from the physical device."

G.ho.st is in public alpha and expects to launch a beta service that will be ready for "prime time" in the coming months. Users worldwide are already adopting G.ho.st as their primary computing environment or as a secondary environment to be used away from home.

Like many other WebOS solutions, G.Ho.St provides with an interesting environment which provides a glimpse of the future of operating system and works quite well with Google's own Chrome browser (although it wrongly identifies it as Safari).