Update: Please see the clarifications in the comments – GeniTeam is working on specific applications and portions of this O.S.
Special thanks to all of the parties involved in coming here to clarify this for everyone.
The Web-based OS market is something that I am greatly curious about. It seems like a very tough thing to build from a technical perspective, and business value is hard to get immediately. Previously I have covered WebOS’s here, and here.
I was impressed to learn though, that GeniTeam in Lahore
has been developing is working on specific applications for the G.ho.st web OS for one of their clients. GeniTeam is an offshore “development partner” company that is focused on the web 2.0 vertical, and have an interesting set of expertese in Rich Internet Application development under their belt. They were also shortlisted for the MITCEF BAF program.
The G.ho.st WebOS in itself is more feature rich in comparison with some of the others, featuring a full web browser, a complete Office suite (thanks to a partnership with Zoho), email, file sharing, and third party services such as youtube.
GeniTeam has built strong ties with LUMS to both evaluate and also to recruit top-performing engineers which involves direct collaboration with LUMs Ms students. I am told that 80% of their team is made up of people from LUMS.
Impressive, but I’ll reserve my thoughts on the business model as a whole (like Wikis, its a business model that is hard for me to immediately understand).
Hit this link below to see a demo video and also look at a screenshot. I have to warn you though — this “matrix” style “web browser inside a web browser” really made me dizzy.