For a team of collaborators, Groove synchronizes both the sets of applications available in a given context (or "shared space") and the data written by those applications. If you drop your laptop on the floor you can effortlessly recover everything into a fresh instance of Groove on a new machine.
Of course this works only for native Groove apps. Browser history and bookmarks, Outlook settings, and a million other things are handled in a million other ways -- or not handled at all -- because desktop operating systems aren't Groove. A general solution would require OSs that work like Groove, and applications that send messages rather than write files. Well, come to think of it, why not? [Full story at InfoWorld.com]
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