The main window of youOS.
YouOS contains already an extensive application catalog where you can sele4ct the application you would like to run:
The application catalog.
Although it is possible to run a demo session, you should absolutely create a login account because then you can see some more of the power of youOS. It contains a complete development IDE hosted in your browser.
You can create our own applications within the youOS Developer Portal.
Create a new application for youOS.
The application development IDE. Click to enlarge.
The IDE provides a high level abstraction layer to author your code. The different hooks where code or information can be added is presentened at the left side of the screen. The actual code that will run in the youOS environment is created after "compilation":
Actual code generated after compilation.
The actual usage of the applications within youOS can be seen on the Developer Scoreboard:
The Developer Scorecard.
It is possible to clone or extend any of the available applications, so the source of all applications is open to everyone. This provides you with real good insight into how to build even complex applications like an editor for youOS.
If you create a shortcut on your desktop with: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE" -k https://www.youos.com you will get an experience that matches a full screen OS (from the youOS blog). Use ALT-F4 to kill the explorer in kiosk mode.
The weblog of youOS seems a bit dead right now, the last post was of oktober 16 2006.
Check it out and get inspired!