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Gliding Through a Digital Desktop

Techstination feature for Thursday, December 7, 2006

Gliding through a digital desktop. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. On the heels of Microsoft's release of the corporate versions of Windows Vista and Office…..Transmedia is hoping to attract PC users of all kinds to an alternative. The latest version of Glide…gives you access to a neat variety of applications….for word processing, appointments, photo editing, music and videos… from just about any browser. Use it on a Windows machine in the office….and work on the same documents on a Mac at home. And then access your files from a cell phone. Transmedia CEO Donald Leka…

"Glide basically is really a full blown online operating system that manages some twenty different applications to date. We're adding more and more applications. It is device neutral. It's network neutral. And it enables you to manage literally all of your digital stuff through one online location. You can access it from your smartphone, you can access it from your Macs, or your PCs."

Documents can be exported to Word. Your calendar and contacts can be synchronized with Outlook. Your documents, photos, video and digital music….are stored on Transmedia's servers…which can perform all kinds of tricks..

"If someone uploads a Quicktime movie, let's say a 50 megabyte Quicktime movie, you can go ahead a view that on a Windows Mobile Treo for example, in the Windows Media Player."

And while there is a version of Glide available for free….the company is counting on many people needing additional storage available by subscription. You can find more information at Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin