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18 Aug 2009   #31

Windows 7 RTM

Well this is just the biggining ... something like cloud computing where we will have all our programs and files stored on some far away server. Just pay and get acces to some programs files etc no need to instal from home... I have that idea few years back and didnt thing that will ever happend but i think it is near... also new google os will go in that direction for sure.... it is a little bit scary... ... and i dont like it ... and ppl wit sclow internet connection will surely hav a problem ..but future is never sure...

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18 Aug 2009   #32

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there
I think this type of implementation is already available and will become more and more so.


My main problem with this is that it really makes another possibility for "Corporate Greed" to rear its ugly head again.

Once you are basically "hooked" to online OS'es and services then payment will be via content access -- a really nasty possibility which could lead to some really HUGE bills.

In present times with companies desperate to squeeze every last cent, rouble, eurocent, kronor etc etc this will be a temptation too big to resist and everyone will have to pay a LOT more.

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18 Aug 2009   #33

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Good Concept. This will take the users not to own anything but connect via a Web browser to do their job.No more wating for new Windows releases and beta testing. or leaking of Windows builds.
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18 Aug 2009   #34

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Generator View Post
I wouldn't call it a Virtual OS exactly, more of a clever OS mock-up. It's a very good clever idea for a website nether-the-less.
yeah there was even a version of "vista" going around for the psp. All it is is a bunch of html pages linking to each other.
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18 Aug 2009   #35

Win7 RTM 64 bit

Looks like you can only use it with certain versions of Linux, I have Fedora 10 and I can't get the Linux Moonlight equivalent to run on my box. Really wanted to see it run on my Linux box to see how it performed. I have Fedora 10 because of my Amahi Home Server install. Runs good on all my windows machines but then again, I already have windows running so it seems a bit inane to be testing it there. I do see a real life use in a corporate environment by virtualizing applications and running them on machines with very basic hardware and a basic Windows environment. Would save a bunch on cost and application upgrades.
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18 Aug 2009   #36
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Sounds like fun - now where did I put that box of 10000 360kB 5¼" floppies
I still have quite a few 95 downloads on 3 1/2" as well as a set of 6 for 3.1 if you need some!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChuckR View Post
XP does something like that, but the virtual Win7 did real updates, not virtual...
Then I had to wait for the real updates on the virtual Win7 before I could power off the virtual PC...
Updates on the VPC for XP as well as 7 here and even Vista on the VPC while still in beta! Now just imagine seeing all those go onto an online OS without any need to restart anything a few times and wait for them to be configured! Even IE 8 went onto Vista there for the upgrade of browser as well as a few others!

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19 Aug 2009   #37

windows 7 x64 Home Premium

I wonder if this could be used as an online sandbox? It could be handy for trying out apps from questionable sources before you download them to your own machine... if the bugs will stay in the online os and not follow the data to your pc.
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19 Aug 2009   #38
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

The problem with any online application there is not knowing if some program is blocked due to malware or simply not compatible with the virtual OS seen there if the program fails to work for some reason. If alarm bells go off then you would know right not to download anything from the site the program being tried out came from.
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19 Aug 2009   #39

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi all
I think most people have missed the REAL problem inherent in this type of approach to computing.

We will have to PAY for access to anything -- corporate greed will not go away -- companies are always looking at ways to generate a new revenue stream oreven better a "cash cow".

We can see this happening already -- more and more websites allow you to read a bit of an article and then say you have to "register" i.e PAY to read the rest of the content.

It's been shown that online advertising isn't effective in spite of humungous amounts of dollars being spent -- most users either avoid it or simply go to other sites.

So charge for access is the next little nasty and could be hideously expensive.

Also how do you do your development. You need a local test environment where you can develop your applications without causing problems for other users.

Remote locations such as data and call centres in India are a big enough problem already and these are just restricted to a few large companies -- but imagine the problems if zillions of people world wide using a "Cloud application" that has a defect in it need it fixed quickly.

( ..........The solution is left to the reader to solve......)

Also another scenario.

Imagine if you need to retrieve an important file from an online backup somewhere and your subscription has just run out at the same time as your credit cards are maxed. Imagine its a Friday evening and your pay doesn't hit the bank until Monday (or tuesday if it just happens to be a public holiday weekend).

The Cloud or parts of it might be fine for people in an office network -- but for home users this is NOT a good idea at all.

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19 Aug 2009   #40

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
I wonder if this could be used as an online sandbox? It could be handy for trying out apps from questionable sources before you download them to your own machine... if the bugs will stay in the online os and not follow the data to your pc.

Port apps to a Virtual Machine before installing them on a real one.

OK 3D and Video content is still a problem in VM's but the next generation of Virtual Machine software will have this enabled in the Virtual Hardware.

Audio streaming already is not a problem with VM'S.

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