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Windows 7: MinWin And Small Linux OS’s Will Replace Windows In 5 y

31 May 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
Kinda like how some employers no longer have paper paychecks. They REQUIRE direct deposit into a bank account.
Some of us still get paper checks................... But I work for a small company.

Anyways, there may indeed come a point where cloud computing is the ONLY platform to work from. Everything would be linked through a mainframe in the city, or company. The only problem there is that your data can be monitored (unless you encrypt, like I would) and it would be much easier to take down the system.


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31 May 2009   #12

Windows 7 x64 / Same

I checked my post and I said "some," not "all." :-)
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31 May 2009   #13

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhreePhly View Post

Wasn't Crazy Larry at Oracle banging this drum a decade ago? No thank you, I'll keep my data to myself as much as possible.

Also, not to you Gary, but using M$ just makes one seem petty and trivializes an argument.

Yes I do remember that. Cloud computing will never replace my local OS
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31 May 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
I checked my post and I said "some," not "all." :-)
Oh. Well...... yeah.

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02 Jun 2009   #15

Windows 7
What, again?

This has been talked about SO many times. In the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and today. It seems every 5-10 years someone decides that this is the way to go, and makes all sorts of predictions. And yet it NEVER happens. Why? Because it's never non-trivial.

Right now, today, I can buy a Terabyte of home storage for $75. If I want another Terabyte? Another $75. I can fill it with pr0n, home videos, whatever. If I want to spend $750, I can buy 10TB and fill it with crap. And it'll be FAST. Play my games, stream my video to my XBox, etc.

The cloud computing model sounds great until you realize that for them to provide any sort of reasonable performance is prohibitively expensive. To provide shared storage that they auto-scale, they can't use standard SATA drives. They have to use SAS at a minimum, more likely SAN storage on Fiber Channel. This puts the price at $10+ PER GIGABYTE. Trust me, we've priced it out!

Then you have to have enough bandwidth to deliver high speed (10MBit+) to every user! That's RIDICULOUSLY expensive.

The cost-to-end-user is SO high that it's not a viable model for home use. For some businesses? Sure I think cloud computing is coming.

But in the late 90's Bill Gates was talking about this as well. Back then the numbers weren't 1TB, they were 10GB. But they didn't have good fiber SANs either, and SCSI was even more expensive.

And in another 5 years, we'll have 100TB drives. The model keeps increasing exponentially, and the ability to deliver those services cheaply is still limited.

And I haven't even BEGUN to address the fact that nobody will let you store your pr0n online. And that I wouldn't store my personal data anywhere but at home, even if you paid me to do so. And that my apps will always stay local, no matter what.

This is fluff and nonsense.
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05 Jun 2009   #16

@Home/Work: Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

ppp is right. I also think that it will never come. Too expensive and while technology improves, older technology lower it's costs, but people want new technologies, not older ones. So, 10 years ago, 20 GB. of storage was a lot but too expensive to bring it via on-line services. Now, it's equally expensive serve 10 TB. of data, but people's needs also increases, so the 20 GB. mentioned before are too nothing for sharing actual technology that people uses nowadays.
It's a race between coming-out technologies and users needs. More years will pass, more technologies will appear at the same price that old technologies had when they were new and people will always want to use and (sometimes) abuse of the new ones.
There are my reasons for thinking that way.
But, if someday that kind of technology become affordable for companies to bring that kind of services, I think that more than one company that develops that kind of technology will be at border of bankruptcy for more than obvious reason. Like an ecosystem: the balance will broke up.
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07 Jun 2009   #17

Ubuntu 9.10 and Seven Ultimate OEM 32 bit

i think some dell mini's comes with ubuntu already installed.
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07 Jun 2009   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RileyRandom View Post
i think some dell mini's comes with ubuntu already installed.
Yes, you can get Ubuntu on some Dell computers.

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07 Jun 2009   #19

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900

yur trippin. 5 years? dont think so. Internet delivery throughput speed is everyone's limit for cloud computing. People do want to Own their own computing power, not rent it from the biggest name that owns the rendering servers. MS is not afraid of cloud computing, just waiting for the primetime to throw money at it; and until 1 gbit/sec becomes mainstream for a household's internet, the cloud won't be appealing.

People want their quad monitors at 5120x3200 apiece; something pretty revolutionary needs to be designed for any kind of shift like what is drawn out here...

The thought of going 100% cloud is a pretty derastic expectation.
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