Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject Computer Science - Internet, New Technologies, grade: 1,0, University of Applied Sciences Südwestfalen in Iserlohn, course: English Publications and Presentations, 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Nowadays data processing is usually done on computers. On these computers it is necessary to have an operating system (OS) installed which manages the relationship between application software and hardware managing tasks. This kind of system has worked well so far. However, there are various problems with a built-in operating system. It requires powerful and expensive hardware to operate smoothly. Additionally complex operation knowledge is necessary and often there are compatibility issues among programs. Moreover there is a waste of time due to maintenance and so forth. My solution to the problems mentioned above is an internet-based operating system. In this paper I will describe a way to improve data processing while getting rid of the built-in operating system and its shortcomings. At first I will explain the underlying structure of my solution and in the next part I will suggest how this structure can be realized. Afterwards I will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of my solution and finally I will give a brief overview of current developments of internet-based operating systems.