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quot;Portable applications
           vs.
  Virtual applicationsquot;
  How to have got your documents
and applications av...
Introduction

               Better infrastuctures




           New work environments




                     Mobility
Conceptual evolution

Personal computer


Laptop


Pocket PC / UMPC


Web desktop (WebOS)
Types of mobile technologies

Portable applications.



                         Virtual applications.



Web desktops (We...
Portable applications:
Introduction
Portable applications:
Advantages

They take up little space.
They don't need to be installed in the
computer that we use....
Portable applications:
Disadvantages

They depend on an operating system:
Windows, usually.
Portable applications:
Some examples
GIMP Portable (photograph and image
manipulation).
FileZilla Portable (FTP client).
G...
Portable applications:
Interesting links

More portable applications in:
◦   http://www.framakey.org/Portables
◦   http://...
Virtual applications:
Introduction
Virtual applications:
Advantages

“Any physical space is required”.
They don't need to be installed in the
computer that w...
Virtual applications:
  Disadvantages

 They depend on the internet*




* This must not be a disadvantage.
Virtual applications:
Some examples
Splashup (http://www.splashup.com - image manipulator)
net2ftp (http://www.net2ftp.com...
Virtual applications:
Interesting links

More information about web applications:
◦ http://www.webware.com
Web desktops (WebOS):
Introduction
Web desktops (WebOS):
Advantages

(Virtual applications)
Centralized system.
Usability.
Time saving.
Web desktops (WebOS):
Disadvantages

They depend on the internet.




They depend on a specific environment.
Web desktops (WebOS):
Some examples

eyeOS (http://www.eyeos.org)




DesktopTwo (http://www.desktoptwo.com)
Web desktops (WebOS):
Interesting links

More information in:
◦ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebOS
◦ http://en.wikipedia.o...
Conclusions
                     Applications




       Not mobile                          Mobile



                   ...
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Portable applications vs Virtual applications

  1. 1. quot;Portable applications vs. Virtual applicationsquot; How to have got your documents and applications available everywhere (by David Comuñas, eqhes.info)
  2. 2. Introduction Better infrastuctures New work environments Mobility
  3. 3. Conceptual evolution Personal computer Laptop Pocket PC / UMPC Web desktop (WebOS)
  4. 4. Types of mobile technologies Portable applications. Virtual applications. Web desktops (WebOS).
  5. 5. Portable applications: Introduction
  6. 6. Portable applications: Advantages They take up little space. They don't need to be installed in the computer that we use. They don't leave any trace in the computer.
  7. 7. Portable applications: Disadvantages They depend on an operating system: Windows, usually.
  8. 8. Portable applications: Some examples GIMP Portable (photograph and image manipulation). FileZilla Portable (FTP client). Gaim Portable (chat). Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition (Web browser). Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition (email application). VLC Media Player Portable (multimedia player). OpenOffice.org Portable (word processor, database, vector graphics editor...).
  9. 9. Portable applications: Interesting links More portable applications in: ◦ http://www.framakey.org/Portables ◦ http://portableapps.com/apps ◦ http://software.u3.com ◦ http://www.linux.com/articles/52932 More information in: ◦ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_application
  10. 10. Virtual applications: Introduction
  11. 11. Virtual applications: Advantages “Any physical space is required”. They don't need to be installed in the computer that we use. They don't leave any trace in the computer. Not operating System dependent. Only a web browser is needed.
  12. 12. Virtual applications: Disadvantages They depend on the internet* * This must not be a disadvantage.
  13. 13. Virtual applications: Some examples Splashup (http://www.splashup.com - image manipulator) net2ftp (http://www.net2ftp.com - FTP client) MSN Web Messenger (http://webmessenger.msn.com - chat) MSN Hotmail (http://www.hotmail.com - email application) Last.fm (http://www.last.fm - internet radio) Zoho (http://www.zoho.com - word processor, database, spreadsheets...)
  14. 14. Virtual applications: Interesting links More information about web applications: ◦ http://www.webware.com
  15. 15. Web desktops (WebOS): Introduction
  16. 16. Web desktops (WebOS): Advantages (Virtual applications) Centralized system. Usability. Time saving.
  17. 17. Web desktops (WebOS): Disadvantages They depend on the internet. They depend on a specific environment.
  18. 18. Web desktops (WebOS): Some examples eyeOS (http://www.eyeos.org) DesktopTwo (http://www.desktoptwo.com)
  19. 19. Web desktops (WebOS): Interesting links More information in: ◦ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebOS ◦ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_desktop
  20. 20. Conclusions Applications Not mobile Mobile Portable Virtual Traditional (flash memory) (web) (desktop) Use those you need, not those are cool ;).

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