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Windows 7: Windows 8 vs. Chrome OS – Windows Azure vs. Google’s Cloud

28 Nov 2010   #11
Dave76

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They didn't seem to be on the right track, but that could have easily changed.


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28 Nov 2010   #12
blackzero

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

My opinion: Cloud-based OS is overrated. =\
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28 Nov 2010   #13
nitroman84

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
They didn't seem to be on the right track, but that could have easily changed.


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No they were not on the right track, but they had "included network connectivity to larger more powerful computers". In the 70's we already had the cloud, why 40 years later would we be considering going back to it? Did we miss something?
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28 Nov 2010   #14
Dave76

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The cloud has been used for 40 years, someone just thought it would be nice to have everyones information in one easy to access place.

We need to ensure that we are the ones who get to decide where our information is kept.
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30 Nov 2010   #15
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Windows OS for the win...
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05 Dec 2010   #16
funkybassist

Windows 7 Fire x32
 
 

Google can kiss my *** I'm not letting them have access to all my info.
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05 Dec 2010   #17
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by funkybassist View Post
Google can kiss my *** I'm not letting them have access to all my info.
I agree, I heard they keep tabs on our information while we use their services.

(Google maps, email, search etc.)

I think, not sure, just heard rumors that's all.
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05 Dec 2010   #18
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

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The biggest problem is internet connectivity, if a cloud based OS came out tomorrow and was accepted by 20% of users the connection bandwidth would be choked off.
Seems I heard Netflix alone is eating up 20% of bandwidth in the US. Enough that ISPs (Comcast) want bandwidth surcharges ...

Slice it anyway you want, we don't have anywhere near enough pipe. Certainly not us po' folk out in Flyover Land.
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05 Dec 2010   #19
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

How are you guys comparing a netbook OS to a full-fledged desktop OS?
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06 Dec 2010   #20
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
How are you guys comparing a netbook OS to a full-fledged desktop OS?
It's not that we are comparing a lightweight netbook os to a full fledged os. We are saying a cloud based os, on any power of local computing equipment is not feasible in todays available connectivity or bandwidth. A cloud based os would be essentially 100% dependent on bandwidth because all software would be run from a remote server. Not to mention all personal data would also be stored on a remote server giving third parties access to our data. Believe me this is not what you want.

Let me add, imagine you are traveling on business and you need to edit, let's say a spreadsheet for your company. In today's computer os you would open a local program (Microsoft Excel, or Open Office Calc.) Whatever program you use. Then upload the finished document to your companies server. Minimal bandwidth is used in this process. How well do you think this would work if say a few hundred thousand people were trying to connect to a remote hosted spreadsheet editing program at the same time? This process would slow to a crawl on todays available bandwidth (if you were even able to complete it) and finding sufficient Internet access to connect in the first place? Good luck most places I have been, current infrastructure is most certainly not ready and I doubt if it will be any time soon.
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