Web desktop targets ‘cybernomads’

A virtual desktop aimed at users who access the web via cybercafes is attracting interest from organisations set up to bridge the digital divide.Offered by Luxembourg-based start-up Jooce, it is being billed as a way of personalising any computer.Jooce is targeting the estimated 500 million people who log on to the internet from a cybercafe every day.Its free web-based desktop could prove valuable for those who can’t afford their own PC, said experts.Jooce offers users the functionality they would get from their personal computer on any machine, allowing them access to files, e-mail, instant messaging, storage and other applications.

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