Swedish hosting provider Xcersion launched its icloud service claiming to be the “world’s first free personal computer.”
Daniel Arthursson, the founder of icloud said, “We see icloud as a next generation community platform, with powerful applications, sharing, group and desktop functionality beyond what people today expect from a community”.
Everyone who registers will be provided with a free, private space on the Internet which includes a social community, file sharing, email, instant messaging and utility applications for word processing and spreadsheets.
Each account will get 3 GB of free storage space, a public profile at http://my.icloud.com/username and a free @icloud.com email account.
Xcerion AB is based in Linkoping, Sweden, privately held and funded by Northzone Ventures. The company has filed for 22 patents on its “Cloud OS.”