SOURCE: ThinkFree

September 05, 2007 11:49 ET

G.ho.st Uses ThinkFree for Viewing Office Documents

RAMALLAH, PALESTINE and JERUSALEM and SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 5, 2007) -

G.ho.st™ (the Global Hosted Operating SysTem), a leading Web operating system, and ThinkFree™, a leading provider of on-premise and on-demand office applications, today announced the live integration of their services, providing free office suite viewing functionality for users of the G.ho.st Virtual Computer (VC).

"We're seeing a major market trend toward allowing people to work within the same user interface to view documents, XML syndication (e.g., Atom and RSS) feeds, and favorite Web sites from any remote computer," commented Peter O'Kelly, research director for Burton Group's Collaboration and Content Strategies service. "Having the applications and files you need accessible from any location means never again, for example, facing the prospect of forgetting to download the latest version of the sales presentation you need to deliver to a client that day. G.ho.st and ThinkFree are working together to exploit this trend, and to take the Software-as-a-Service model to the next level: eliminating the need for pre-installed software on your desktop."

G.ho.st users can view Microsoft Office-compatible files (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint format files) directly from their free 3 GB of G.ho.st storage. Integrating ThinkFree's document viewers allows users to simply right-click the documents on the G.ho.st desktop and select "View." Using online services eliminates the need to install expensive software. In a future release, the companies plan to implement forthcoming APIs from ThinkFree that will allow full authoring and editing of office documents using ThinkFree applications within the G.ho.st environment.

"G.ho.st and ThinkFree share the vision of taking the entire computing environment online. We are delighted to elevate the G.ho.st Virtual Computer to the next level with seamless online viewing of office documents using ThinkFree," said Dr. Zvi Schreiber, founder and CEO of G.ho.st.

"Our objective in extending our services is to partner with the best and the brightest," stated ThinkFree founder and CEO, TJ Kang. "We want to focus on building the best online office suite out there. By partnering with G.ho.st, we can extend our functionality while concentrating on our core mission."

About G.ho.st

G.ho.st (the Global Hosted Operating SysTem, pronounced ghost) provides a free and complete Virtual Computer (VC) service, including personal desktop, files and apps, available from any browser. G.ho.st is the world's first and only true open Web Operating System (Web OS), working seamlessly with leading third-party Web applications. The G.ho.st VC delivers a mature computing environment to every person, which is free of charge, available everywhere and admin-free. The G.ho.st VC service is available at http://g.ho.st/ and G.ho.st's home page is at http://g.ho.st/home. For further information, please call (+1) 347 MY GHOST.

About ThinkFree

ThinkFree, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, Calif., is a leading developer of platform-independent office productivity solutions. ThinkFree built the award winning office suite in a flexible architecture for deployment either hosted on a local server or company intranet, available over the internet, or installed on a desktop or portable device. Majority owned by Haansoft Inc., a publicly held company on the Korean KOSDAQ stock market, ThinkFree's mission is to offer market-leading software solutions that leverage the power of the Internet and provide users with a consistent, unified and productive experience regardless of computing platform. For more information, please contact ThinkFree at +1 (408) 432-5074, or go to www.ThinkFree.com.