I have been tinkering with this idea of a web desktop for years and I started to play around with it around 2006. However I thought well, that is just too simple and some one else will roll this thing out and it will really rule, so I should not waste my spare time on it.
Well, it turns out there have been plenty of great projects for some time but one by one of those projects disappeared and I felt there is a missing piece now which brings together the endless possibilities with reality.
In this talk I will go over the technologies available, and used within my project. I will take a look at some similar projects, and I will talk a lot about what I plan in doing with this project, and what the possibilities can be.
Video demo of setting up Fedora 16.
This is an open source version of web conferencing, similar to Webex. They have a vmware image of this at http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/BigBlueButtonVM
These turn-key LAMP stacks come in a variety of applications. Download the vmware image and run it. Once you learn the application flow, you might want to build it from on a fresh LAMP VM image, or customize your own version. If you want to move to production, pay Bitnami a monthly fee and run their customs builds in Amazon ec2.
This is the presentation used for the meeting June 11th 2011.