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[REBOL] Re: Rebol better than EyeOS

From: carl::cybercraft::co::nz at: 17-Jun-2006 10:18

On Friday, 16-June-2006 at 14:24:55 Alessandro Manotti wrote,
>Hello, > >do you know EyeOS? > >Look at here: >http://www.eyeos.org/ > >Ok, if web+php+ajax can do this... why not creating something similar using >Rebol?! :-)
You could say it's been tried with REBOL, be it the ViewTop or IOS. It's just not been attempted within a browser window yet - for obvious reasons. There's lots of desktop-within-a-browser attempts out there and they all suck because they're all too slow on anything but the latest hardware and fast broadband. REBOL has the potential to put a fast desktop within a browser window on slow hardware using dialup. And if it's ever available on all the main browsers and all the main OSs, no doubt someone will attempt this. But... But it won't catch on unless REBOL goes open-source. That's just how it is these days. -- Carl Read.