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Study of Internet or Web Based Operating Systems |

Mahesh Rawat, in Journal of Advances in Science and Technology | Science & Technology


Talk of an Internet OS began to surface in 1995 as the browserwar started heating up between Microsoft andNetscape. Inresponse to the limited capabilities of HTML at the time,Microsoft began developing an online content authoring platform that would bebased on distributed OLE (Object Linking and Embedding)which it codenamed Blackbird. Using OLE, applications puton the web would contain their own processing logic, so would act similar toapplications in a typical desktop environment.[1]Immediately, there were concerns that this would tie the web to proprietary Microsoft technology that wouldn'tbe guaranteed to run across different systems.[2]