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hello (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953489)

I've always wanted to do this:

First post!

Hi. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953504)

And you still want to do it. Until then, you will be a base64 failure!

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F to the P (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953492)

tee hee hee

ba-da-BOOM

Netcruft confirms: SCO is fucked in the ass.

FP niggaz. It's BRILLIANT!

Re:F to the P (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953522)

NETCRUFT CONFIRMS: *SCO IS DYING

anal blood, mentally retarded gay fetuses, etc.

Minesweeper, etc. (3, Informative)

Carnildo (712617) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953495)

I saw an online Minesweeper replacement somewhere. Only worked with Mozilla, though.

Re:Minesweeper, etc. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953547)

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Re:Minesweeper, etc. (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953599)

I saw an online Minesweeper replacement somewhere. Only worked with Mozilla, though.

That'll be Xulmine, available from games.mozdev.org [mozdev.org].

Re:Minesweeper, etc. (1)

storl (740323) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953652)

No way, the most addictive minesweeperesque online game is proximity. http://www.newsandentertainment.com/zfproximity.ht ml Please don't crash the server, I need something to do at work...

Gnoppix sucks at display. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953672)

That is all.

Re:Minesweeper, etc. (1)

Rahga (13479) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953721)

On the desktop, GNOME Games has a very nice, scalable minesweeper. I haven't seen any other minesweepers, online or not, that come close.

(Note: I am hideously biased. [rahga.com])

Computer Voice TTS (3, Funny)

romper (47937) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953500)

This isn't specific to online apps, but rather one that was posted (computer TTS). Something I found interesting were different voice synths for different languages or accents.

How to make the MS "Merlin" agent more annoying? Give him a French accent!

secure...? (3, Insightful)

Worminater (600129) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953508)

i dont know about you guys but i dont think i would use those apps... if you dont have access to excel/mspaint, i would always rather have a flashdrive with them or variations on there rather then relying on third party web page being online to get something halfway useful done...

Re:secure...? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953593)

Yeah, it would suck if your MS Paint illustration of "me and my home-boys, p3ace!! omglol" were stored on an unsecured server, and some blackhat had access to it.

Re:secure...? (4, Funny)

kfg (145172) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953601)

The next big "paradigm shift" is going to be applications that allow you keep your tools and private data on your own computer, thus avoiding smearing it all across the public sphere where anyone can take a crack at it.

KFG

Its Usenet not google groups. (5, Informative)

maelstrom (638) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953511)

Sheesh.

Re:Its Usenet not google groups. (4, Funny)

poot_rootbeer (188613) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953592)

Sheesh.

Google Groups is an online replacement for your desktop newsreader app, see...

Re:Its Usenet not google groups. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953662)

Google Groups is an online replacement for your desktop newsreader app, see...

Is it okay for me to say that there's this Outlook Express thread that blah blah blah?

Re:Its Usenet not google groups. (3, Interesting)

daeley (126313) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953595)

Perhaps the poster was demonstrating Google Groups as a replacement for a desktop newsreader app. ;)

No, no... (5, Funny)

PCM2 (4486) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953616)

...he's talking about Google Groups. I've seen Usenet before. It's full of binaries, not this stuff.

Re:Its Usenet not google groups. (2, Insightful)

TCM (130219) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953625)

A post on /. noting "Its Usenet not google groups." being marked +5, Informative.

Sheesh to that!

Re:Its Usenet not google groups. (4, Funny)

waterford0069 (580760) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953668)

You're showing your age. :-)

*Enter old hacker*
I remember when we didn't have these fancy-assed weeeeeeeeb browsers. All we had was telnet and FTP, and we LIKED it. And sometimes the server you wanted to use didn't have anonymous-FTP, so you had to crack the box - but that was easy then since everyone's root password was 'root' anyways.

Oy! We were real men then.
*Exit old hacker*

Re:Its Usenet not google groups. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953701)

FTP pffft! kermit! kermit rocks! And root means nothing to a PDP-10. Old hacker indeed... And don't make me laugh with your "real me" joke.

Raise your hands if... (5, Funny)

rsilvergun (571051) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953513)

you just spent 5 minutes making the online text to speech tool say dumb stuff like 'all your base are belong to us'.

Re:Raise your hands if... (4, Funny)

Lispy (136512) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953589)

I made her say dirty stuff.and I am 27. Will I ever grow up? ;-)

Re:Raise your hands if... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953660)

Though there are valid uses for text-to-speech (like proofing your essays (there's a difference between reading and hearing the words, trust me) most uses for text to speech involve making it say the funniest things, and sometimes exploring different spellings to get the darn thing to pronounce "biatch" correctly.

besides, MC Hawking is pretty cool.

Re:Raise your hands if... (1)

AndroidCat (229562) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953674)

No, did that ages ago with resident software. I don't see much point in shifting TTS very far away from it's point of use. Most of these "Online Replacements" seem to be the usual push to turn desktop machines back into dumb terminals. Handy for companies with rental/subscription models.

Re:Raise your hands if... (1)

Dean Kusler (29799) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953696)

Maybe I'm just a weirdo, but I just tried out all of the English voices on the following excerpt from John Stuart Mill:

By some minds, government is conceived as strictly a practical art, giving rise to no questions but those of means and an end. Forms of government are assimilated to any other expedients for the attainment of human objects. They are regarded as wholly an affair of invention and contrivance.

Re:Raise your hands if... (1)

Compuser (14899) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953728)

I tried to stress it with the hardest words I could
think of. It failed "homoousios" for instance.

Browser (5, Funny)

14erCleaner (745600) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953514)

I want an online replacement for my web browser. Even Firefox takes too much memory on my PC.

Re:Browser (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953549)

Grandma?!

Re:Browser (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953681)

I want an online replacement for my web browser. Even Firefox takes too much memory on my PC.

Well, y'know, if there were an ActiveX plugin for this online browser replacement thing, you could run it on your Active Desktop... :-p

Re:Browser (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953731)

Hmmm, maybe someone can write an online app to convert all those IE-enhanced, Javascript-loaded web pages into a low-res imagemap so I can look at them on my simplified browser.

Lots of people have thought of this (5, Insightful)

madprof (4723) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953516)

One of the reasons Microsoft fought so hard in the browser wars was because it was felt that the *real* platform could well become the browser, which you could then access applications via, not the underlying OS.
Looks like they won...

Re:Lots of people have thought of this (1)

BrookHarty (9119) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953613)

I didn't know I stopped using linux applications locally, or opensource applications on windows.

Someone forgot to tell me to stop using them!

Porn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953521)

MUCH easier to have the unlimited supply the internet offers instead of keeping an old, stale, boring collection on your HD.

Plus, keep your cache/history clear and your S.O. can't ever prove you look at the stuff. Which I don't, of course.

Simpy.com for bookmarks (5, Interesting)

otisg (92803) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953527)

Does a browser count as a desktop app?

If it does, then Simpy [simpy.com] is definitely a superior online replacement for bookmarks (really more than bookmarks, but let's keep it at that). Here is a demo [simpy.com] and some screen shots [simpy.com].

del.icio.us (1)

sunilonline (609351) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953760)

del.icio.us [del.icio.us] is a pretty cool replacement/complement to bookmarks as it allows you to share and categorize interesting links and also gives you an rss feed in return. Along with that, there's a slight soical networking aspect.

It's Usenet, not Google Groups (4, Interesting)

Anthony (4077) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953528)

What is the Internet coming to? It's like saying "Hotmail" is "Internet Mail" and "The WWW" is "The Internet".

online operating system (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953538)

I once saw an online operating system project that would run in a browser a few years ago. I never heard much from it thou.

By posting this to /. (5, Funny)

Lispy (136512) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953544)

you demonstrated the greatest flaw of online apps:
They depend on a running server. These just died. ;-/

SalesForce.com (2, Interesting)

ron_ivi (607351) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953550)

Perhaps not an desktop app as much an Enterprise ap; but they're much nicer than other sales software that ran on desktops that I've used.

Nice but what's the point (3, Insightful)

Lotu (797031) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953552)

Those online apps are very useful. Really who is going to use paint to make a picture. Or that online spreadsheat program when you can just install the program on your hardrive and use it their where it's faster and more fully featured. Pluss if you are a secure network then you couldn't use them anyways. I just don't really see the point.

Re:Nice but what's the point (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953744)

Because if they control the software and you don't have a copy of it, they can own you with a subscription business model later on.

Basecamp project management (3, Interesting)

Peter Cooper (660482) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953553)

BaseCamp [basecamphq.com] is probably the best project manager I've seen, and it's online. I don't get it, why can't desktop apps be this cute and easy to use? Just go look at the screenshots!

Of course, I don't have a paid up BaseCamp membership since I think it's overpriced, but there you go :-) (This is one benefit of regular desktop software)

Re:Basecamp project management (1)

TCM (130219) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953666)

Of course, I don't have a paid up BaseCamp membership since I think it's overpriced, but there you go :-) (This is one benefit of regular desktop software)

It can be warez'd.

Re:Basecamp project management (1)

Lando Griffin (698606) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953742)

..(This is one benefit of regular desktop software)

Microsoft is looking at subscription pricing models for Office. Don't be surprised someday soon when the billing structure for MS Project is the same as BaseCamp!

Msn Web messenger (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953562)

Theres even a web messenger from msn. its an elegantly written app. doesnot use that many fancy DHTML stuff. doesnt use java applets either. works well on
Firefox.

heres the link. its still a beta
webmessenger.msn.com [msn.com]

- Ramrajprabu
( www.thispointer.com [thispointer.com])

If that 'spreadsheet' is a gem (2, Insightful)

Timesprout (579035) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953563)

you are a very easy person to please. Its not really a replacement for anything.

Cool aps (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953565)

Java quake (Shutdown)
Java commodore 64 emulator
java mame.

My geek b0yfriend's n0t h0me right n0w... (4, Funny)

xigxag (167441) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953566)

That text-to-speech proggy could come in handy for making up your own custom wacky answering machine messages. You never know, Slashdotters -- callers might actually believe you've got a live-in girlfriend!

bleuerhh!! (1)

snellgrove2 (724957) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953568)

I looked at the sample / demo area of the post it notes thing.. there was some really weird stuff in there!

I guess that kinda thing is handy if you dont have your own hosting or something?

Text to Speech App (1)

nemexi (786227) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953570)

The "incredibly realistic text-to-speech converter" isn't so much of a online desktop-app replacement but a demonstration of the AT&T Natural Voices extension for desktop software like ReadPlease [readplease.com] and TextAloudMP3 [nextup.com]. Highly recommendable though.

Application Servers? (4, Insightful)

upsidedown_duck (788782) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953576)


I thought the much-hyped application server revolution never happened, because people just don't want to share personal or proprietary information or need the guaranteed availablility of a locally-installed app. The only real popular web apps I can think of are the search engines of various types (web, real estate, personal ads, etc.) and, perhaps, those on-line tax services (you give them your information at a store front, too). Otherwise, the WWW is still mostly just a place to share information, mail-order stuff, and post flamebait to forums like this one.

I wouldn't trust this at all. (1)

Luke727 (547923) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953578)

It seems all the files stored there are publicly accessable. For instance, people keep messing with my note [aypwip.org].

Re:I wouldn't trust this at all. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953670)

That's cuz you're a gay nigger-loving nerd.

Re:I wouldn't trust this at all. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953688)

haha! Your note was taken down!!!!

Re:I wouldn't trust this at all. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953691)

Yeah, OK, whatever darkie

Re:I wouldn't trust this at all. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953749)

Why do you troll so much, troll?

The most ubiquitous of all (4, Funny)

Rosco P. Coltrane (209368) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953580)

There are online sex partner simulators all over the innurnet. They're not too realistic though, as the feedback device feels very much like a squeezing hand...

Re:The most ubiquitous of all (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953703)

There are online sex partner simulators all over the innurnet. They're not too realistic though, as the feedback device feels very much like a squeezing hand...

Can I borrow it when you're done?

incredible (1)

Mshift2x (686015) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953584)

Very incredible text-to-error-message converter, not so incredible text to speech converter. "Error An error has occurred in the TTS service. Please go back and try your request again. If the problem persists, please contact help@naturalvoices.com Invalid State (-2147221492)" hmmph.

This...could be...the REVOLUTION. (4, Funny)

Masque (20587) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953586)

Wait, wait, wait.

Did I read this right?

FREE software?

Like, you mean, it's free for two weeks then I have to buy it? Or you mean that it's not free, but you found a place to pirate it?

Or...no. It... it's not possible. Are you seriously coming here, to Slashdot, and telling us that there are software packages that we don't have to pay for, and can still legally use?

Holy crap, man.

Online "desktop" apps I use frequently (1)

davidwr (791652) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953590)

Calculator/numerical-conversion tools. HTML proofreaders. Dictionaries/telephone directories/reference books. Yes, that's right, I have, or had, a dictory on a pc, but it's hardwired in my brain to go to www.[my favorite dictionary site].com so I didn't even bother to install it the last time I reinstalled my OS. I'm sure most of us who spend 24x7 online can come up with our own list.

The Horde Projects. (2, Informative)

ron_ivi (607351) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953598)

http://www.horde.org/projects.php

These guys have great webmail(Imp) ; nice web based file managers (Gollem); a nice CVS viewer.

From their FAQ [horde.org]

Horde is both a piece of software and a project. The Horde Project comprises a set of Web-based productivity, messaging, and project-management applications, each of which is described below. The Horde Framework is a common code-base used by Horde applications, including libraries and a common user interface.

The Horde Framework doesn't do anything on its own; as a user, you will always be interacting with a Horde-based application.

Office application suite (1)

nurb432 (527695) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953608)

I dont have the link handy, but the Indiana state government launched such a beast earlier this year.

The wave of the future? (1)

Eberlin (570874) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953610)

Wasn't there a time ago when all the rage was a thin-client and online software rentals? It seemed these were the visions of both the ol' dot-net strategy as well as one of SUN's pushes for Java-based apps.

Everything was going online, they said, and we would rent software instead of purchasing (leasing) them. We'd subscribe to Microsoft Word or Excel, and they'd hold our files for us so we can access them anywhere. We'd have cheap console machines that run little more than Virtual Machines which would hook onto the real apps online. Kinda like the LTSP now.

It seemed like a strange enough idea, but had its advantages. Less maintenance, but serious privacy issues...especially when people like MS hadn't marketed "Trustworth Computing" yet. :)

reminds me of (3, Interesting)

asv108 (141455) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953626)

"Corel Java Office" [javaworld.com]

In the mid late 90's when everyone was going to use the netscape web browser and Sun's java to run all their applications from applets on thin-client sun terminals. Oh, and all your news would come from "Push" technology like Pointcast.

Is it me? (5, Insightful)

Mr. Cancelled (572486) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953627)

I've never been one to rely too heavily on online apps.

Something about trusting my data (confidential or not) to some unknown, faceless entity, for lack of a better term, has always kept me away from such services.

Not that I'm a paranoid guy or anything ("even paranoid people have enemies!"), but who knows who's really seeing what your data, and who knows what they might do with that knowledge. Whether it's initially (mis)used or not, the danger is there. And if it's archived anywhere along the way, the potential for misuse is even greater, as now anyone down the road can come along and find/sell/misuse it.

"See this killer app that everyone's talking about? That was my idea! But no sooner had I began sketching out my flow on gmodeler [gskinner.com] then 'Boom!' it was patented and being marketed everywhere. That shoulda been me...." (Not that GModel would ever do this, but it's a good example of my point).

Not to mention the confidentiality issue... I work for a financial services company, and a few years ago, we were looking at ways to quickly re-purpose a bunch of PDF documents to HTML, and one proposed solution was a web service that offered online conversion of such documents for free. Clearly though the privacy issues, not to mention potential for misuse of the data made us choose a different avenue!

Plus there's always the fear of relying on the online apps. If I become dependant upon it, either for my work, or for the convenience it offers, what am I to do if suddenly the site goes under, becomes a pay site, or simply changes URLs due to a provider going down.

Not that there aren't any valuable services out there, there are! It's just that I feel safer relying on local software, and homegrown solutions. Am I alone with this perception?

pixelsight (1)

rs79 (71822) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953631)

http://www.pixelsight.com/ [pixelsight.com] is my favorite, it's been around for 6 or 7 years. It's an online interface to some guys NeXT graphics rendering software. Slicker than snot for making quickie graphics.

I'm the cheapest person I know and I actually pay for this.

(Requires JavaScript)

Text to Speech (2, Interesting)

adjusting (32309) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953640)

This would be great for language learning. You could just cut and paste in a foreign language text, choose a voice appropriate to that language, and hear approximately how a native speaker would pronounce it. I wish there was a Mandarin version.

Webware directory (5, Informative)

nemexi (786227) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953641)

A comprehensive directory of web applications can be found here [pricelesswarehome.org] (link mentioned in the usenet thread).

Check out XDesktop for Open office (2, Interesting)

Chuck Bucket (142633) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953644)

I've been following this lately, it seems that the Open Office folks are working with the XDesktop movement- api: Interface XDesktop [openoffice.org]. It all makes sense, why install software that you rarely use? I'd much rather have it on a central server, think about lic costs, think about the easy of patching said software once, instead of hundreds of places...

CBG

Java Web Start (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953667)

Java web start allows you to have any java app "online" while retaining the ability to write to local files.
try many apps available : e.g. a file compressor : http://pkt.sf.net/pkt.jnlp

Worldship (1)

Camel Pilot (78781) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953683)

Unfortunately I have to keep a windows machine around at our warehouse just because UPS's shipping tool only runs on windows. Strange since this appears to be written in Java I do not know why they don't port a copy to Linux.

Also USPS shipping programs such as stamps.com and endicia.com have annoying poorly design window clients for a function that would be better suited as web-based client.

Oh well I will have to wait.

Re:Worldship (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953727)

you can use a java app for connecting directly to the ups online server thru the worldship API.

Online Desktop (1)

mcsmurf (757095) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953685)

Yes, there is even a whole (Mini-)Desktop available online, also it's rather a tech demo. Only works with Mozilla/FF (Gecko based browsers in general), the desktop can be found here [sourceforge.net]

mobility? (1)

Doc Ruby (173196) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953690)

How about networked apps that I can use from my Treo600 screen, or some other (higher rez) networked PalmOS/browser phone?

Online virtual Blue Screen Of Death (1)

rewt66 (738525) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953697)

Well, not really. But if the site goes down, or your net connection does, your apps might as well be blue-screened...

SpellCheck.net (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953713)

I use it all the time as a quick text editor with spell checking. Mostly so I don't embarrass myself with misspellings in online posts (like right now).

Online apps brings new responsibility to servers (1)

SuperKendall (25149) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953720)

I would use some online apps like online stickies.

But I have a dreadful fear of an app I use all the time - along with my data - vanishing forever.

I think if I could dwonload and also host the code for an online app, that would help. Also I think it imperitive that every online app like these that holds data you care about provide a means to download you data from the site in one easy-to-read chunk, that could be re-uploaded to the service if it had a failure and lost data, or simply parsed through to pull out data if the service vanished.

So any online app that could potentially hold important data has some resonibilies to live up to before I would use them.

OMG...you gotta try this... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953745)

1. Go to the URL in the article for the text to speech (http://www.research.att.com/projects/tts/demo.htm l [att.com])

2. Type "Those who are tardy do not get fruit cup"

3. Select "Klara....German" for the voice.

4. Click "Speak"

5. Dribble milk out of your nose

This sounds so familiar... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953754)

I think this [slashdot.org] poster was right. We've slipped into a time warp and it's 1998 all over again.

Simple ToDo List for Windows- hides in System Tray (1)

oddbudman (599695) | more than 9 years ago | (#9953755)

I found this app yesterday while looking for a ultra simple note taker / todo list that hides in the system tray. It makes remembering who phoned and what I need to do a little easier to remember.

I highly recomend it.
You can get it here:
http://www.wekasoft.com/etodo/index.htm [wekasoft.com]
Better yet it is free :)

The spreadsheet example (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#9953758)

Browser Java Apps don't count! :)
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