Sunday, August 16, 2009

Before the release of Chrome OS by Google and Azerus by Microsoft. The first ever Online Operating system is been revealed on net named as "GLIDE OS".You can create documents, chat, even play Quake all from the comfort of your web browser. There’s a growing segment of web based operating systems, too, which strive to give you a consistent experience regardless of the underlying system you use to connect to it GLIDE OS , one such web-based operating system, has just released the 3.0 version of their product with some nifty features.

Glide OS
is a Flash-based web desktop developed by Transmedia. It is notable for operating on both desktop operating systems and mobile operating systems.Glide OS is compatible with a variety of web browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.

"The Glide OS greatly increases the compatibility, integration and security of your favorite devices and applications," said TransMedia Chairman and CEO, Donald Leka. "We are pleased to not only add support for Gmail but to make the Gmail experience better for consumers and businesses by incorporating Glide's advance security and file sharing features," said Mr. Leka.

Our goal is to provide you with a place to design your life, where you can share unlimited media and information with unprecedented compatibility, flexibility and peace of mind. This is Glide. This is your playground, your learning laboratory, your work scene, your social milieu – your place to mix and merge media, transcend boundaries and continually invent your life.


TransMedia was founded by Donald Leka in September 2001. He began to develop a cloud computing system which could manage media across computers. The product’s focus shifted from business clients to consumers, and Glide was launched in December 2005.The current version of Glide, version 3.0, was released on May 20, 2008.Intel recently announced plans to include Glide on ultra-mobile PCs.

One of the most compelling features of Glide OS is that it works on just about every device ever made: Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris, Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Palm, Symbian, and Windows Mobile. I’m honestly surprised that BeOS and Plan9 aren’t included in that list! So regardless of what assortment of platforms you use in your daily life, you can connect to Glide and enjoy a consistent user experience.
A Glide desktop application is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris. The desktop application provides enhanced functionality and features, but is by no means required.
Glide “One” will automatically sync files you create and edit online in Glide and on your local desktops, keeping all of your files in sync all of the time.
Glide “One” makes it possible to access all of your files from your mobile device. You can even create and edit files in Glide on your mobile device, and automatically sync them to your local computer desktop(s).
Glide also offers some interesting access controls designed for parents who want to shield their kids from the terrors of life online. Parents can create email accounts for their kids such that all incoming messages are set to a “pending” state. These pending messages are not displayed to the kids, but stored in a moderation queue for the parents to review. Only after a message has been specifically approved by a parent will it be made available to the kid to read.
Another web-based operating system, cleverly named WebOS (not Palm’s webOS), is available from Stoneware, Inc. I saw a demo of this solution last year, and was really intrigued. The ability to restrict access to applications based on where the user is connecting from is a pretty interesting feature, and sure to appeal to corporate IT overlords everywhere.
IThe title seems cool and interesting, but you better check it out and try because it is really way coool. Transmedia Corp., advancing in Digital Human Interaction, now welcomes PC, Mac, Linux, RIM BlackBerry, Palm, Windows Mobile, Symbian and iPhone Users to try the new operating system on the block, its the Glide OS. It is a web-based, flash-required online tool that can serve as your typical desktop operating system — now even mobile. It offers feature rich applications in it like organizer, calendar, document writer, presentation, calculator, email, videos, photos, publisher, bookmarks, contacts, and a lot more.
Consolidate and Add Powerful Sharing and Security Features to All of Your Personal and Work Email Accounts:

"Search engine and ad placement technology is being misused by leading email services to read and monetize your private email. If the Post Office had an x-ray scanning device that could read personal letters and then print advertising on envelopes based on the content of personal letters generating revenue for the government, the public and the media would be up in arms.

For the most part, people are unaware of how web mail services and search engine and targeted ad placement technology work together. The Glide Free Email Service solves this problem by not using targeted advertising as the business model behind it's service removing the means and the incentive to read and monetize your personal email," said Mr. Leka.

Glide Email Features:

Glide Email is the ideal solution for Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris PCs and mobile devices with support for Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Palm, Symbian and Windows Mobile and includes the following functionality:

Centralized Access :

To All of Your Email Accounts With a Single Login: Think of Glide as an air traffic controller for all of your email. You now have a single runway and landing strip for all of your emails.

Supercharge your Email Accounts:

Glide makes it possible to send and receive large files including videos, music, photos, documents, presentations, spreadsheets, slideshows, music and video playlists, unlimited personal websites and blogs, bookmarks, multimedia calendar events and calendars and more in tiny 5k emails. Files are automatically translated based on the recipients device and OS. Recipients can use Glide's free built in productivity and collaboration suite to edit documents, presentations, spreadsheets, photos, personal websites and more.

Rights Based File Sharing:

Assignable rights include:
1) View Only (restrict the number of views)
2) Download (restrict the number of downloads)
3) Modify (non-destructive editing that enables recipients to modify files using Glide's integrated productivity applications)
4) Upload (recipients of your emails can upload files to your email w/assignable file size restrictions). Glide's email statistics feature allows you to track whether recipients have viewed, downloaded, modified or uploaded files. You can always revoke or change access rights at any time.

Unsend Attachments:

Made a mistake? Attached the wrong file(s)? Sent an email to the wrong person(s)? No worries. Use Glide's "Unsend Attachments" feature and links to your attachments are rendered inactive immediately.

Email Archiving:

Archive your email and export to PDF, Glide Write and/or Microsoft Word formats. Backup files of all received and sent email for all of your accounts are stored in "Glide Docs."

A Full Featured Email Word Processor:

Glide provides full Word Processor capabilities to edit and format your emails. You can also directly import body text from your Microsoft Word, Open Office and Glide Write documents into your email composition and retain formatting; no need to copy and paste between two programs and reformat.

Sending Group Emails:

Glide provides a powerful and flexible solution for sending group emails making it easy to individualize each email and bypass recipient junk mail filters that often mistake group emails as spam. Simply draft your template email and select Glide's breakthrough "Clone" function, select a contact group you would like to send the email to and Glide automatically creates a folder in Drafts and an individually addressed email for each recipient in your group email. You can then personalize each email and schedule when you would like the group of emails to be sent.

Additional Features

  • Access your POP3 and IMAP email accounts in Glide
  • Automated device OS and network recognition and file transcoding to stream media in the right format for the recipients of your emails
  • Import text from Glide Write, Open Office, Microsoft Word and RTF documents
  • Export any email to a Glide Write, Microsoft Word, RTF or PDF Document
  • Glide Email is seamlessly integrated with the Glide Address Book
  • Add Signatures
  • Spellcheck
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • And much more
Glide Mobile Device Support (Over 50 Devices)

  • Apple iPhone / 3G iPhone/ iPod Touch
  • BlackBerry Pearl (8100, 8120), Curve (8300, 8330), 8700, 8800, 7100
  • HP iPAQ, hw6510
  • HTC Vogue, i-Mate, Touch and Touch Dual, AT&T Tilt 8925, T-Mobile Shadow, Cingular 8125 (8100)
  • Kyocera Neo E1100, Strobe
  • VX8300, VX8700, enV2
  • Motorola Ming, Razr V3, Razr2, KRZR, SLVR, ROKR, Q, Q9c, Z9
  • Nokia E61/E62, N95, N800, 6102i, 6300, 6682, 9300
  • Treo 680, Treo 700P, Treo 700W, Treo 750, LifeDrive, Centro
  • Samsung Blackjack, A707, D807, A920, Verizon FlipShot SCH-U900, Instinct
  • w810i, Z750a
  • T-Mobile SDA, SideKick, Wing


The Wall Street Journal/CNBC: "Glide is a well designed and ambitious service."
PC Magazine: "The whole package is wonderfully elegant."
The New York Times: "Glide's core idea is unassailably fresh and useful."
CNET: "Glide provides stunning cross platform compatibility and equally impressive granular rights."
InformationWeek: "Glide, overall offers a great package with security that dwarfs offerings from Microsoft and other competitors."
eWeek: "Google should be looking over its shoulder."
BusinessWeek: "Glide provides the closest thing to a set of universal applications."
Bloomberg: "Glide OS 3.0 is a universal computing platform that works."
Laptop Magazine: "This is the kind of remarkable technology that can weave itself into everyday use."
CNET: "Glide is the Microsoft Office of Web apps. Microsoft could not do Glide today."
PC Magazine: "Glide Write handles Microsoft Word Documents with aplomb. It's very similar to Word; it looks and performs in a remarkably similar manner. I'm even more impressed with Glide Mobile. You can browse and open files-including songs, photos, documents - even videos - with remarkable speed."
PC World: "Glide Presenter 2.0 has overtaken Google's presentation software as our favorite web-based alternative to Microsoft's PowerPoint. Glide Presenter has covered all the bases with a compelling Web-based offering that could emerge as a true replacement for Microsoft PowerPoint."
BusinessWeek:"The photo editor is both remarkably full-featured and fast."
Econtent Magazine: "Glide (versus Google Apps, Zoho Business, Thinkfree Premium) comes the closest to fulfilling the vision of a tool that can help people organize their entire digital lives."
CNET: "Both children and adults can take advantage of Glide's new drawing and coloring tool. It works a bit like Microsoft Paint except with Glide's collaborative tools built in, and a much more interesting interface."
DR. DOBBS: "Glide Write is a sophisticated multimedia-savvy word processor that exports Word, HTML, PDF, etc. I suspect the Microsoft Office team is following these developments with great interest."

It's free for up to four users with up to 2GB of storage, works on Windows, Mac and Linux.


Slow page load times, cluttered interface .


The simplicity, interactivity, and unlimited free storage of Google Docs' presentation component will appeal to many people, but for power users it falls short. By comparison, Glide Present 2.0 has covered all the bases with a compelling Web-based offering that could emerge as a true replacement for Microsoft PowerPoint.

Glide OS:
Glide Mobile: