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An Internet desktop is virtual desktop in a Web browser, which integrates several applications, such as Web applications, client-server applications, and applications residing on the user's local machine. This software as a service (SaaS) tool facilitates the use of a Web browser to supplement or replace traditional PC desktops.
The browser is primarily used for display and user input, since data storage, configurations, applications, and even computations reside in a remote machine.
An Internet desktop is also known as an online desktop or Web desktop.
An Internet desktop is designed to optimize a user's Web experience by facilitating traditional file and application access via Web browsers.
An Internet desktop has many advantages, including: