A Linux desktop, through a browser.
It is easy to find articles about, and references to Workspot.
It was one of the most useful Linux demonstration projects of its day.
And we'd like to restart it under any name.
Workspot was an ideologically-motivated web business, intending to make persistent web-based desktops, from open GNU/Linux software, widely available.
Workspot was launched in downtown Palo Alto, in 1998, by Greg Bryant.