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Windows 7: Cloud Computing

View Poll Results: Cloud Computing?
Great Idea 2 8.70%
Still room for Improvement 9 39.13%
Rubbish Idea - Too many Hackers 9 39.13%
None of the Above 3 13.04%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

08 May 2011   #1
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 
Cloud Computing

Hey Guys,

Just wondering what your thoughts are on Cloud Computing and if it will ever "Take off"

Josh
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08 May 2011   #2
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It doesn't interest me I like things the way they are but then I have never tried it
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08 May 2011   #3
fireberd

Windows 7/8.1/10 64 bit
 
 

It's alright if it's a closed network that is run by the company. e.g. I used to be a Regional LAN/WAN Network Manager (and hardware help desk) for a US Federal Government Agency. We had our own (Mainframe based) headquarters computers with data that was accessed by the field offices. This was strictly an internal network and was controlled by our agency. I would not want that data, or if I was running a company network that companies data on anything but my own servers.

I want my "Personal Computer" to be that, not have basically a "dumb terminal" with all the computing and/or database storage somewhere else.
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08 May 2011   #4
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

As fireberd said I'd rather have my stuff on my machine where I know just what's happening to it, don't fancy my data floating around who knows where.
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08 May 2011   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I already use some cloud computing. Gmail, google, photobucket, and evernote. Yes, it will take off as people will choose to have their data anywhere and this need will eventually outweigh the current fears of lack of control.
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08 May 2011   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

The day Windows switches to Cloud computing only is the day I permanently switch to Linux.

~Lordbob
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08 May 2011   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

As an option, as stated, we already use it. But as the only means, no thanks. Storing things online, and having tools online are good ideas, but I'd want backups of whatever is stored online. A Guy
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08 May 2011   #8
Commodore Pet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

It is ok for things like gmail but I will never have anything of any importance to me sitting on a drive other than my own.
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08 May 2011   #9
Trucidation

 

*looks at the huge dead elephant in the middle of the room that has PSN tattooed on it*

Yep, as you guys say, it's "good enough" for throwaway stuff: email, random storage, etc, but I sure wouldn't want to have to rely on it for things I can't afford suddenly not having access to.
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08 May 2011   #10
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trucidation View Post
*looks at the huge dead elephant in the middle of the room that has PSN tattooed on it*
Win.

~Lordbob
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