|10 Jun 2010||#21|
I agree. Having used both an ipod touch and a Zune HD, I would take the Zune HD any day of the week. The software is much more user friendly, and the hardware is actually worth what you pay for it, without any kind of "Apple logo tax".
To hell with Apple and their overcharging ways.
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|13 Jun 2010||#23|
Quote: Originally Posted by osholt
This is why I'm saying personal cloud computing.
You get a copy of Windows Home Server and put it on a storage server PC (just a mid /low spec one) and access everything from YOUR cloud, no one else can use your cloud unless you let them.
It's kind of a best of both worlds; the files/pictures are stored both locally and on the cloud (cloud and local being the same thing).
Although this all relies on upload speeds getting much better or for SDSL to become cheap.
The cloud should cover only your own home, that you administer for your spouse or kids or pets.
Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo
Oli what would be the point of that? you might as well just leave them where they are to be fair.... the only advantage i can see is that you can access the files from any computer, and Homegroup manages that quite comfortably.
My other pro-clouding opinion is for use in schools or workplaces, where the user would actually be at a different workstation on a day to day/hour to hour basis.
Homegroups dont work in these environments.
I cant think of an actual instance where I would need any files on my home pc when I am not at home.
If I did, and I knew in advance I would, its not overly difficult to setup a VPN I can connect to. Or, external HDD.
On another note:
A particular social networking site retains ownership of everything you post to it. Photos. Blogs. Files. Everything. Its in the small print noone reads.
Unless in a private/corporate/educational environment, cloud hosts will have the same small print.
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|14 Jun 2010||#24|
I see there is a need to spell it out.
We will all be paying a monthly/usage fee at some time in the not too distant future.
It will no longer be a case of pay for the o/s once and use it for as long/as much as you like.
The precise business model has not been decided yet. The fee may be for combined use of o/s and online services.
It may just be for online services and the o/s will just be peripheral - as a way of getting to the online services.
It may be you get the o/s ( e.g. Windows ) included in your package. If you want to go with Google , perhaps you can still get Windows, but have to buy it separately.
It will be introduced gradually. MS and Google appear to be the only players. No idea what Apple will do.
I haven't heard they are setting up the massive base required to service it. Perhaps they will throw in with Google, too soon to say.
In any event, whatever the precise details are thrashed out to be, it is coming.
It has been obvious for a long time.
I think what people are also missing with Cloud Computing is Regulation.
They are already trying hard as they can to get the Internet fully Regulated.
This would only give them more reason to jam that foot further in the door.
I can't wait till someone says, "remember the days when we could do just about whatever we wanted on the Net?"
It will turn into, "I need to check the regulatory papers to make sure it's safe for me to post or say anything. I could be violating some pithy regluation, and could be held liable for helping someone fix their PC over the net."
If you really and truly think that is far fetched?
Go check out Labor laws in the personal home and what they are trying to do there.
Are you ready for that? Just wait.
Scenario 1: Some kid comes to mow your lawn, he runs himself over with the his lawn mower. You then find yourself in court with a million dollar lawsuit. Oh, yes, they are trying, it is coming.
The net will be regulated. Unless we all fight for it.
Scenario 1 will come true, unless we all fight for it. Or don't higher anyone to mow your lawn, or clean your house.
These are the two biggest reasons I'm not looking forward to this particular future.
Hopefully, if we don't wait too long, we'll have a choice in the matter.
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