The New G.ho.st Alpha
What I find most interesting is that both developments have a very similar aim or goal, but at the same time are very different. G.ho.st is not so ambitious as to try and become the next major web platform like Mesh, but it is trying to become the focal point of all our web interactions.
G.ho.st began as an online desktop with some uploading and synchronizing capabilities while Live Mesh is a synchronization service with some form of online desktop.
You can access the new release of G.ho.st at test.g.ho.st although be warned that it is currently even more alpha then the existing release. I actually didnâ€™t notice any increases in instability but maybe thatâ€™s just me.
So far the changes I have noticed seem to be largely cosmetic. I requested the desktop context menu be simplified a few months ago and that seems to have happened, the start menu has also been streamlined slightly and I have noticed a few new icons scattered around the place. It could possibly be a little faster as well, but I really am not sure on that one.
I had a look around for some release notes, or a blog post from the G.ho.st developers but couldnâ€™t seem to find one anywhere, so beyond what Iâ€™ve noticed so far I couldnâ€™t tell you any additional changes although Iâ€™m sure there are many. Iâ€™ll keep fiddling around and see what I find.
Have any of you been using G.ho.st lately?
Update: G.ho.st appears to be no longer available, and Windows Live Mesh seems to have been integrated into Microsoft's SkyDrive application and maybe partially in the Windows 8 operating system directly.Advertisement