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Windows 7: Windows 8, Windows 9 in the Post-PC World

30 Oct 2010   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate

Yeah me too got a 3 1/2 yrs old N72 & don't think I'll submit to giving up my lovely desktop or notebook for a smart phone, iPhone with some exception but nah not my lovely computer....

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30 Oct 2010   #32

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Having a physical object in which we can control makes us feel safer and secure than if a computer were connected to us and in charge of our lives...

I hope that the only changes being made will be in the OS itself.
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30 Oct 2010   #33

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit

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I Just want to add will Windows ever be "Virus Proof" ?? If the OS Upgrades then so does the Viruses One thing I Hope to see in Windows Within the next 10 Years is some Protection against Viruses and Spyware
Nope, it won't. Windows is software, software will always have bugs. After all, software is made by humans and humans are very flawed beings :)
Also keep in mind that,, Viruses can be made to infect all OS's, not just windows.
Maybe a little bit harder, but certainly NOT impossible.
Windows has the largest market share and therefor is the largest target.
no point in wasting time on Linux or Mac where the damage is minimized by such a small market.

While Cloud Computing may exist, I do not foresee it becoming the main stream unless it is forced upon us.

I also see many people jumping to Linux (I being one of them) if that does happen.
The Linux community would explode if Cloud Computing ever becomes a forced reality.
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30 Oct 2010   #34

Windows 7 Enterprise

Paperless office. Oh I wish I had that at my old job... We had an entire warehouse full of paper. It was primarily the paperwork for building consents for every building built in the city for the last 50 years.
But I guess it wasnt too bad. If it wasnt all on paper, then I wouldnt have found a ginger pin-up girl on A1 on the back of the building plan for a warehouse in the wops built sometime in the early 70's.

But with the cloud...
As I've stated in other threads, the beneficial use of any cloud would be in corporations and schools. But not for the regular Joe Bloggs consumer, or PC enthusiast.
I'll also entertain the idea of using a cloud system in my home, as long as I run and administer the server myself.
The Ubuntu Server Edition seem to be doing this already.

Its not that virus's arent worth the while to build for Linux... Its most of the software for the popular distro's are written by Joe Bloggs so it can be easily done.
The hard part is getting the software to run on the OS. Software repositories are maintained by the Linux community, so if anyone of them realises that the code seems... dodge... it'l be reported and removed. They are very effective and reliable at this.
It doesnt use that 'activex' stuff that IE have, so browsing dodgy Seriallz sites is actually safe(r than from Windows).
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31 Oct 2010   #35

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

The cloud for the "average" user that we all deal with here from time to time would I feel be a good thing.

My reasoning here is that so many "average" users have little or no actual data security in place.?

The number of Users that I see who are running an expired AV solution is huge, they think that the free AV that came with their "new" system, (2 years ago!!), is still working.

Also how many "average" users have any data backup policies in place? very few, the on-line storage is normally fully backed up, (after all, this is the way that professionals work), this alone would save a lot of heartache for users who lose data, either by accident or external causes.

Of course there is the need for on-line cloud storage to be run professionally, and securely to keep private data private and this will take work by those involved, as it is currently not always adequate.

Local and Cloud storage gives in my opinion, the best of all worlds, and can be made transparent to the "average" user
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31 Oct 2010   #36

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit

Not when I fear the ultimate long term goal is to have, just a dumb terminal with the OS in the cloud.

I think though that we are all speculating on the positives and negatives of something that is in it's infancy still.

However, a huge negative would be the potential of a company operating a cloud and if they go under or something, then where would your data go? Especially if they were unscrupulous people to begin with.

It would have to be a heavily regulated industry which even then I fear could lead to, too much gov't control over the whole thing. That is a massive negative.

Once your data is in the cloud,, how can anyone really be sure their data is actually private? you can't.
Same can be said on the personal PC, but at least there, you have ALL the control over it, than in the cloud.

You can take your system off line and move the data off to an external source which you can lock away in a safe (Massive Positive). Not something you can do in the cloud (Massive Negative).
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31 Oct 2010   #37

Windows 7 Enterprise

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31 Oct 2010   #38

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) / OS X Snow Leopard

I'll stop using computers before I'll put my data in 'the cloud'.

Actually, I've been worried enough about this to start a move to OpenBSD
as my main platform (dual boot with windows, for now).
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31 Oct 2010   #39

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

I cannot personally see the migration to the cloud ever being total in the way of the old system of totally dumb terminals, but would retain considerable local processing and storage.

If we look at the devices that are the vanguard of these cloud connected devices, SmartPhones, Tablets, etc. they all have local processing and storage - If nothing else the producers of the actual hardware will want this and they are a substantial and powerful lobby.

Security and viability of cloud providers is and will always be a major concern and is another reason that I believe that the PC as we know it still has a long life ahead.

The cloud in tomorrow's world will come to be a vital part of computing for both home and business users, but will I believe, always work as an extension of the equipment we use today not a replacement for it
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31 Oct 2010   #40

windows 7 64 bit premium

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I think Matt is right.

They can miniaturize every other component but when I am doing any apps I still want a decent sized display and a decent size keyboard.

I understand the appeal of running apps off of a PDA or phone sized device but most of the time there's simply no need to do so.
all this phone tech is pointless.i want to sit in my warm house with my big monitor screen and compute.i dont want to be out using it on a bus or what ever!its all gimmicky rubbish thats not needed really.
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