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Windows 7: Windows Azure: The Cloud Is Inevitable

19 Oct 2010   #21
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

ISP says: We have technical difficulties in the moment, you can't connect on your "Cloud OS", please stand by...and is happening right when you have all this work to do, that can cost your job... And you can't do anything about it, 'couse you were working with a web based apps, that you don't have at home of course...Or, we are sorry to tell you, but your financial data has been stolen... Or even worse, nobody will tell you until is too late...Or, hey buddy, I've just seen you and your wife on a website, I didn't know that you were in that (someone was just playing (p-shoping) with random stolen pics, just because they can, you know, for the "lulz")...Or....


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19 Oct 2010   #22
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Cloud?

I won't participate. I wouldn't become involved in that any more than I would post my personal info on Facebook or some other so called social network. I prefer real friends as compared to ones that I have no idea who they are or what their lifestyle etc. is really like. I would compare that concept to the "reality" shows that you hear about. What could be further from reality than TV reality? If MS forsakes the computing style that we are now using, there will be other options. There is always more options.
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19 Oct 2010   #23
Dr Shambles

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

At the end of the day if these companys want to make this scenario happen, no one, or no collective group or company is really going to stop them.
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19 Oct 2010   #24
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

It will be a great excuse for school

"The Cloud ate my homework!"

People may not be able to stop them, but we can stop.

If the internet cannot be kept safe now - how the hell will it be safe when everyone needs it for common computing? There will be more liability resting on the shoulders of ISPs, OS providers, software manufacturers, data centers. How often would people be forced to upgrade their PC to accommodate the relentless updates the cloud will impose?

This could stimulate development in new operating systems and lower the price of hardware that is not necessary for the cloud.
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19 Oct 2010   #25
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

The answer is, of course, Linux.

~Lordbob
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20 Oct 2010   #26
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

We'll see what this kid can come with,
Boy, 8, passes Microsoft IT exam, wants to develop a new OS
just hope it'll not be "Cloud OS"
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20 Oct 2010   #27
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rei Tumult View Post
The first link gives me an 404 error.
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i think this says it all.

what happens when you can't connect, for whatever reason, to YOUR data?

it's probably inevitable, but we aren't all quite ready for it yet.
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20 Oct 2010   #28
grimreaper665

win 7 ultimate 64 bit, openSUSE 11.3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
The answer is, of course, Linux.

~Lordbob
As much as I would tend to agree, even both versions (10.04 and 10.10) Ubuntu distros came with Ubuntu One, which as you might guess, is their cloud computing module. As I have not tried Mint in quite some time now, so I wouldn't know if Ubuntu One made it to the Mint distro or if Clem has stripped it from the install. Since Mint is based on Ubuntu, I can only assume it will be there. I will try Mint again after they make it Debian based rather than Ubuntu.
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20 Oct 2010   #29
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
like all things there's no 100% correct solution.
Some things are perfectly OK for "The Cloud" -- other stuff I'd certainly want to keep on a local drive.

Like Off shoring -- OK providing infrastructure remotely is OK but a lot of remote off shored development is a TOTAL and UTTER mitigated disaster -- since what usually happens is that the actual "real" business users have to virtually code the requirements first as a "technical spec"and then the remote "programming factory" just codes the stuff from the spec without having a clue what the real business functionality actually is. Any changes or modifcations are a NIGHTMARE to manage and the whole exercise doesn't deliver ANYTHING like the cost savings envisaged.

The whole concept of globalisation which essentially includes the Cloud needs to be looked at again VERY carefully.

Some things can work but others are a DISASTER. The days where people could just off shore everything are (thank goodness) finally GONE.

I'm just finishing a project where we've REVERSED the whole outsourcing operation -- stuff now gets developed QUICKER, ON TIME and with much better quality than under the off shored system.

I'm sure this is not an isolated instance either.

Cheers
jimbo
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20 Oct 2010   #30
James Colbert

 
 

Looks like Intuit is ahead of the 'Cloud curve', and also demonstrates how The Cloud profiteers intend to bring it into existence 'for the benefit of all':

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James
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