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Webian Shell 0.1

A full screen, cross platform browser-based shell that could replace your OS

by Bob Thornton

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 19 June 2011
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Downloads To Date: 1085
Developer: Webian
RSS News Feed: http://webian.org/blog
Twitter Feed: http://twitter.com/webianproject
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Webian/113279228682092
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Webian Shell
Make the most of the web with Webian Shell

Webian Shell is a full screen browse that completely takes over your desktop so give you an uninterrupted online experience. When you are online in the app, there is no chance of being distracted by other running programs as they are simply not visible - you are left to focus solely with what you want to do online. Webian Shell sits on top of your current operating system, but it may as well be a simple OS in its own right.

As a browser, there are few surprises. Webian Shell offers tabbed browsing in much the same way as all modern browsers do - the difference here is that the tab appear that the bottom of the program window rather than at the top. This gives a look and feel that is similar to Windows' taskbar, and this is reinforced by the fact that this area also includes a clock.

The idea behind Webian Shell is that you can open a series of tab, each being home to a different web site or online service. Rather than having an email client running, you need simply open a Gmail tab. Instead of having Word running, you can just switch to your Google Docs tab.

The spread of online tools means that a program like Webian Shell is now viable. There is nothing to stop you from achieving much the same in your current web browser switched to full screen mode, but there is certainly no harm in trying a browser that has been specifically designed to run in this terminal mode. Built on Mozilla Chromeless, using this browser means you need not miss out on any web technology.

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Webian Shell is currently a little basic, but it functions well and may help to ease your transition to working in the cloud.

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

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