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Windows 7: If Windows 8 goes primarily "cloud" who will be on board?

20 Feb 2011   #41
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nitroman84 View Post
Once everybody has shifted maybe me and Richard Stallman can link our laptops and trade programs with one another. If he's still alive... he's not looking so good lately.
Stallman is only 57...so i would think that he has some time left.
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21 Feb 2011   #42
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nitroman84 View Post
Once everybody has shifted maybe me and Richard Stallman can link our laptops and trade programs with one another. If he's still alive... he's not looking so good lately.
Stallman is only 57...so i would think that he has some time left.
I hope so, I'd like to see him finish the kernel for GNU that he's been kicking around since 1983. Not that the Linux kernel is bad (quite good actually) I just think it would be interesting to see a 100% GNU OS.
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21 Feb 2011   #43
Kari

 

I think it is important to remember a cloud based system and a dumb terminal are two different things.

@Sledge: In my native Finland and here in Germany, in fact in whole Europe, I know nobody who has to pay over €30-35 per month from internet price normally being between €14.95 and €24.95, and I know nobody who has not at least 6/1 Mbps unlimited connection. Just two price / speed examples: in our second home in Western Germany we have a "slow" connection, only 20/2 Mbps, unlimited DL/UL, which costs us €19.95 per month. Here in Leipzig we have a VDSL 100/20 Mbps connection, also unlimited DL/UL. It costs us €49.95 per month but €24.00 of that is because of IPTV which uses half of the bandwidth, leaving for Internet "only" 50/10 Mbps.

In how many areas in USA these kind of speeds are standard, as in here?

Kari
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21 Feb 2011   #44
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
In how many areas in USA these kind of speeds are standard, as in here?

Kari
Possibly at a large corporation
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21 Feb 2011   #45
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Here's mine as an example...

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21 Feb 2011   #46
kronckew

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

our local UK exchange is 8meg, tho as i live 2 miles from it, the best we can get in my village is about 2.5meg on a good day. the recently replaced labour govt. had a target to provide 2meg to every household by 2012.

the current gov. wants to extend that to fibre & higher speeds by 2015. currently only large cities like london have higher speeds.

british telecom says that 66% of the UK will be covered by 2015, tho only 25% of subscribers in that area will actually be connectable. ho-hum....

speed isn't everything anyway, the faster connections just lets the content providers add fancier bells and whistles, and pages don't seem to load any faster as they now have to do more work to give the politically correct trendy look with fancy backgrounds, shading, transparencies, shadows, active elements, hidden trackers, ads, and tons of other junk.

like the recent trendy changes to google images in searches and in photobucket where i now waste more time waiting for auto-zooming on mouse-overs, applets and popup thingies with shaded transparent borders in lieu of scrollbars that the programmers think look cool...

ah, well if they didn't keep adding these things they'd have nothing to do and would get laid off. 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' is an anathema nowadays.
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21 Feb 2011   #47
KremmenUK

MSDN Home Premium
 
 

Can you imagine companies allowing all their computing (OS and Data) to be on the cloud?

From time to time we do get outages, and that would render a lot of people 'twiddling thumbs' until the network was restored.

At the moment we do have a number of company applications that do work via the cloud. These are primarily timesheet and internal data applications (OS and Data on the cloud) that are accessed worldwide to the servers in Sweden.

At the best of times it is painfully slow and at worst, once you click to connect you can go and put the kettle on whilst it loads.

Reminds me of the early HP3000 days
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21 Feb 2011   #48
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Wow that is a serious drop in only 2 miles. The server I used for the example is more like 100 miles from my house and the rated speed of my connection is 12/1.
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21 Feb 2011   #49
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KremmenUK View Post
Can you imagine companies allowing all their computing (OS and Data) to be on the cloud?

From time to time we do get outages, and that would render a lot of people 'twiddling thumbs' until the network was restored.

At the moment we do have a number of company applications that do work via the cloud. These are primarily timesheet and internal data applications (OS and Data on the cloud) that are accessed worldwide to the servers in Sweden.

At the best of times it is painfully slow and at worst, once you click to connect you can go and put the kettle on whilst it loads.

Reminds me of the early HP3000 days
Just give it another 10 or so years and local storage will again be the next big thing Wish I was just half as smart as the people who come up with this stuff
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21 Feb 2011   #50
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I think it is important to remember a cloud based system and a dumb terminal are two different things.

@Sledge: In my native Finland and here in Germany, in fact in whole Europe, I know nobody who has to pay over €30-35 per month from internet price normally being between €14.95 and €24.95, and I know nobody who has not at least 6/1 Mbps unlimited connection. Just two price / speed examples: in our second home in Western Germany we have a "slow" connection, only 20/2 Mbps, unlimited DL/UL, which costs us €19.95 per month. Here in Leipzig we have a VDSL 100/20 Mbps connection, also unlimited DL/UL. It costs us €49.95 per month but €24.00 of that is because of IPTV which uses half of the bandwidth, leaving for Internet "only" 50/10 Mbps.

In how many areas in USA these kind of speeds are standard, as in here?

Kari
I guess this is not the rule in Ireland. The mobile broadband charges are between 14.99 to 30 euros. Moreover, its NOT an unlimited plan. The moment you've reached the monthly allowance, you're charged some cents per MB of download/upload.
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