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Demonstration of Robin Remote XUL Desktop Available

Friday June 27th, 2003

Gerald Bauer wrote in to tell us about Robin (Remote Operating System Build in Netscape), a remote XUL desktop environment created by Randall Knutson. A live pre-alpha demo of Robin is available, featuring a basic Windows 9x style user interface and a selection of XUL games. Robin isn't written exclusively in XUL: it also makes use of DHTML, JavaScript and "some crazy hacks". The XUL News Wire has more information about Robin.


#4 Been there done that

by erik <erik@eae.net>

Saturday June 28th, 2003 5:44 AM

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This isn't very new. There has been tons (well a few) of these, some even commercial but none have succeseeded.

<http://www.desktop.com> (commercial, not available any more) <http://www.webos.com> (commercial, not available any more) <http://sourceforge.net/projects/netwindows/> (not exactly a DE but a simple gui toolkit) <http://sourceforge.net/projects/dynapi/> (not exactly a DE but a simple gui toolkit) <http://www.forgetfoo.com/foodesktop/> (basic window manager like Robin) <http://desktop.fcuk-me.net> (basic window manager like Robin) tons more but I've yet to see one as good as the WebOS one.