The G.ho.stVirtual Computer has been selected as one of just five new consumer technologies from around the world to launch on-stage at the Wall Street Journal's prestigious D: All Things Digital conference. G.ho.st (the Global Hosted Operating SysTem at http://G.ho.st) offers its Web-based Virtual Computer (VC) free of charge to anyone.
G.ho.st is the first joint Palestinian-Israeli technology start-up.
The G.ho.st Virtual Computer (VC) advances the trend of Web software (software-as-a-service) to the next generation with an entire personal computing environment (desktop, file system, applications, and settings) hosted in the cloud.
Benefits of the G.ho.st Virtual Computer include:
* Access to user's desktop from any Web browser;
* It's dmin-free, secure, up-to-date and backed up with no installation required;
* The G.ho.st desktop, file system and many of the applications are free of charge; and
* It manages Web resources: files, applications and Web stuff with one URL, one sign-on and interoperability.
G.ho.st is in public alpha and expects to launch a beta service that will be ready by the fourth quarter. The company is encouraging users worldwide to adopt G.ho.st as their primary computing environment or as a secondary environment to be used away from home.
According to G.ho.st founder and CEO Zvi Schreiber: "G.ho.st is bursting through cultural, technological and physical barriers. Our team spans the Palestinian-Israeli divide and our Virtual Computer provides a rich personal computing environment that is not tied to any specific location, hardware or budget."