Major OS Providers Put to Task by Cloud Technology

At Information Week, Thomas Claburn writes that Mozilla and Otoy have partnered to offer a JavaScript library that allows applications to be streamed from the cloud that is hardware and operating system (OS) neutral.

With ORBX.js, native code and legacy applications can be hosted in the cloud (e.g. Amazon EC2), and stream interactive graphics, 3D rendering or low latency video to a standard HTML5 page without using plugins or native code, or even the video tag (which, like Google NaCL,is vendor specific — ORBX.js works on all five major browsers),” explained Otoy founder and CEO Jules Urbach in an email. “The video codec created for ORBX.js can decode 1080p60 at a quality on par with H.264, using only JavaScript.”

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