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July 21, 2010, 16:02

I'm a little confused by the deployment model (that you host the VM for people to interact with). This seems like it would be a great piece of software to install on an existing computer I have running, but I wouldn't want to move to a new computer just to share items.

I'd love to have this for collaborating on development though. Even better if the pieces like the terminal were actual text (I'm not sure what you've done right now), so that they were responsive and easy to interact with. (I've always found things like VNC a bit frustratingly sluggish.)

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July 22, 2010, 09:25

Thanks for the comment.

I am an avid virtual machine user and find stackvm fascinating. Having loads of VMs available to you through the browser will allow me to implement never before seen ideas!

But other people could use StackVM, for example, to test their web apps, to make sure they work on Windows, Linux and MacOS.

Same for small windows app developers who want to make sure their apps work in Win2000, WinXP, Win Vista, Win 7, etc.

Or organizations could deploy their client applications within VMs and let clients access them through StackVM.

There are many use cases!

August 28, 2010, 15:37

> Or organizations could deploy their client
> applications within VMs and let clients
> access them through StackVM.

The ability to display a streaming application using browser-only tools is fantastic -- bigger than huge; look at all the effort companies like Microsoft and IBM/Lotus are dumping into webified versions of their major applications. Throw out OWA and iNotes, just use the native apps streamed to the browser window.

If companies could offer streaming versions of their apps to their employees without requirements for plug-ins or extensive configuration, that would be a huge win. Right now the major player in this space is Citrix, and if you don't have their client or a recent Java, you're out of luck.

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