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Windows 7: Windows Azure: The Cloud Is Inevitable

17 Oct 2010   #11
mr pc

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Somehow people will be convinced that it is their responsibility that they are using the cloud - superficial and costly security protocols will be offered for individuals and businesses. Those who can afford the absolute best will be free from all those pesky invasions, but if you can't really afford it - well take your chances.

How about this - just like the beginning days of the internet - timed access or having multiple ads pop up throughout your usage in exchange for access. People might use computers in places that don't have internet access.

We all have computers, use the internet, store data privately and publicly, interact in many forms - but yet we all do so very differently. How personalized could your computing be? What affects on hardware and software standards and requirements would this have?

I can see how people who are deeply embedded with mobile devices and social networking would find this a great idea.


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17 Oct 2010   #12
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mr pc View Post
superficial and costly security protocols will be offered for individuals and businesses. Those who can afford the absolute best will be free from all those pesky invasions, but if you can't really afford it - well take your chances.
I doubt that would fly in legal terms...after all, the internet would then only be for the elite few, denied to the masses (assuming that The Cloud. became mainstream and all pervasive...)

James
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17 Oct 2010   #13
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

Just thinking of profits - These companies wouldn't let this go without making more $$$ - noooo way.

Where is the financial gain? Data centers could easily have silver, gold, platinum access and with that - added security, application access, and speed.

Look at OS's, Cable, and Phone companies now.....sorta the same thing eh?

Cable companies that provide internet have been deliberating a tiered internet for some time now, with cloud computing this could become much more a reality.
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17 Oct 2010   #14
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

When we think of the Cloud in the computing world we have to remember that this is not really aimed at the home user. The huge corporation along with all business in general are the main factor in Cloud Computing. The main players (Google, Zoho, Apple, Microsoft, etc.) are courting the big boys and girls out there. They want the businesses of Ford, GM, ADM, and others. These are the targets not the home user or everyday geek. The Cloud companies are looking toward the IT people to help them bring the Cloud to their employers.

As to security and other situations of this nature; this is being addressed at all levels, and as to what they have come up is yet unknown (at least from what I have been able to find on the subject to date).

It is going to be interesting to watch what will happen over the next five years in the world of computing. Will there be the move to the Cloud as these large OS companies are hoping for? Time.
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18 Oct 2010   #15
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
All Software Companies Love The "Cloud"

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I really feel that this is how M$ wants to control their operating system in the future. With an annual fee of course, your Windows operating system will reside in the cloud, and update itself automatically...
It isn't just Microsoft that is getting into Cloud Computing. You need to read the article to see just what is happening and who is getting involved. This is the way companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple along with a cast of others are looking to go. So to specially say this is how Microsoft is trying to control the OS by moving to the Cloud is not reading and looking into what is going on in the world of computing.

Do a Google/Bing search for any one company such as say Apple, and you will see their stance on Cloud Computing. Almost all big tech companies are placing their bets on the Cloud. They see this as the wave of the future. So your statement is a little lame to say the least.
All software companies (especially game companies) want everything moved to the "Cloud".
That way they can truly enforce their, "you don't own that product you bought" EULAs.

Game companies have been complaining that people have been selling their old games and they aren't getting any money!

The "Cloud" must be opposed!

It's only real features are:
It boosts corporate profits
It returns power to "those who truly deserve it" (I.e. corporations and governments).

For example, if your OS is in the"Cloud", the provider could have it automatically block "objectionable" content, all for your own safety of course.
Apple, Google, MS, et al, all have their own ideas of what constitutes "objectionable" material.
Competitor's products and services, perhaps?.
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18 Oct 2010   #16
Nigsy

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

What a revenue stream for advertisers!!
I can see it like this:
Gold access to the MS cloud would give you full protection, 500gb online storage, all apps and no adverts, all the way down to free ( Or MS Cloud Basic!) that would basically give you an OS, restricted apps and maybe 20 gb of online storage. oh and as many targeted adverts as they can send you!!

I'm also worried about who would be able to access your information - we have already seen a case in the UK where a team of solicitors have mangaged to get there hands on records from ISP's by getting a court request.

Cloud computing is not really my thing.
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18 Oct 2010   #17
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
When we think of the Cloud in the computing world we have to remember that this is not really aimed at the home user.
Yet.
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18 Oct 2010   #18
MrMegabyte

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Ever since the "Cloud" idea has crept its way up, I truly agree that this cloud idea is going to be a bad idea, I am already paranoid about my data as is, on my own servers blocked by my firewalls ect. I certainly do NOT want it out there. I don't even trust online backup, way too much data. Also, would you install something on your "cloud computer" run games via streaming? Just doesn't make sense.
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19 Oct 2010   #19
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The cloud they are talking about is pure (put your negative word of choice here). The best cloud will always be my hard drive.
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19 Oct 2010   #20
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

Besides the end user experience - imagine all the jobs and corporate profits lost when the cloud replaces certain technologies related to storage and beyond.
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