– First Silverlight Based Online Virtual Operating System Web OS is a free silverlight based online virtual operating system [ or we can say Web OS or a Web top or a cloud computer] . It is is a website that simulates an operating system in your web browser. It replicates the desktop environment of a modern operating system, you can launch applications right away without installation.


It is another web based and requires silverlight 3 to operate, this web based OS runs in Silverlight’s security sandbox.

It includes the following applications:

  • File Explorer
  • Internet Explorer
  • Video Player
  • Rich text editor
  • RSS reader
  • Virtual PC
  • Notepad
  • Paint
  • Twitter client
  • Flickr viewer
  • Chat
  • Calculator
  • Games like Chess, Solitaire, Spider etc.

Following are some screen shots of the OS

file-explorer install-program internet-explorer-silverlight-os 

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Some Advantage Web OS

  • Convenience and freedom – A personalized desktop is available and accessible from any computer in the world.
  • No more administration – No more software installation, software update, worry about anti-virus.
  • Security – Less prone to typical attacks, viruses, worms, vulnerabilities, spyware and disk crashes.
  • Hardware – Performance doesn’t depend much on the speed of your computer.
  • Entertainment – Being online, offers more opportunities for communicating and entertainment.
  • Cost – It is free.

You can see the live preview of this web OS at but make sure you have silverlight 3 installed on your computer.

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