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

06 Dec 2010   #21
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

I hear more and more IT geniuses tell me that its pointless to buy a high spec PC 'cos in a few years all you'll get is a monitor and a terminal and everything will be running online...

Honestly I just can't see that ever happening. Maybe to synch things between PC, fair enough. Even basic storage is ok... but everything? High end gaming? CAD? CAM? Scientific research? Any private data?...

Never happen.

IMO.


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06 Dec 2010   #22
Trucidation

 

Exactly. It'd be decent on a handheld though. I don't own a smartphone so I don't care, but I figure it might make those who do happy because they won't have to reprogram their handsets every time they upgrade, since all their stuff will be in "the cloud". And if for some reason you lost access for a while, no big deal, it's all just scheduling and contact stuff anyway.
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06 Dec 2010   #23
Shak 10

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 RC X64
 
 

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If Steve Jobs is involved in any way, it's just to continue his plan of world domination...

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It seems like the only thing Steve Jobs has dominated is copying the ideas of others.

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No. Without Steve Jobs their wouldn't be Pixar. Yes their OS is gash but Steve Jobs is a fecking legend.
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06 Dec 2010   #24
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 



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06 Dec 2010   #25
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Not much of a fan of the cloud computing myself but seems it may all be headed in that direction whether we like it or not.



Still, worset case scenario theres enough knowledge and experience here, we can just make our own OS.

The 7Forums OS!

Hmmm ... might need to re-think the name
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06 Dec 2010   #26
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The sad thing is, when everything goes to the cloud (and sadly I fear it is when, not if) and everything goes Pete Tong then it will all be blamed on the Pirates.

Just look at the gaming industry. Don't get me wrong, I actually quite admire what the gaming industry has done. They were losing money to Pirates (one way or the other, whether its as much as certain people claim is another story) and so they adapted. Now you mainly see MMORPG's which are practically impossible to pirate.

However, I think you'll agree, there is a difference between buying an online game and an online OS. If people dont have a good enough connection for an online game, they just wont buy it, no big deal. An online OS? Sooner or later, if thats the way Microsoft want to go, most people won't have a choice. Or they will buy Macs. (Although I suspect Jobs is foaming at the mouth at the prospect of DRM'ing the entire Internet.)

Sadly, I think its going to happen. Everything, including our personal data will go to the cloud. As Caspar Bowden (Microsoft Chief Privacy Advisor for Europe) said to me: Microsoft takes these concerns very seriously, Microsoft plan to set up several regional data centres, and if an individual or company asks for their data to only be stored in that centre then it will be."

In other words: "It's going to the cloud whether you like it or not, but at least you can decide which server it will be hacked out of"
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06 Dec 2010   #27
nailgunner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

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In other words: "It's going to the cloud whether you like it or not, but at least you can decide which server it will be hacked out of"
That obviously is a major concern. But I have more confidence in Microsoft protecting my stuff than all the banks and retailers out there that have my credit card and personal data on a 10 year old system.

Not that I WANT Microsoft to have my information, but it's pretty naive for me to think it's not already all over the world now anyway.
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06 Dec 2010   #28
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Well it also depends how you look at the situation:
For tablets and mobile devices (not laptops) I think its a good idea, because then we wouldnt need to have added weight to the device itself because of internall ssd or other technologies.

Now for my point on laptops:

OS and sertain files you allow go on the cloud, while still leaving important and critical file localy on the laptop

Now for my point on desktops:

I dont think its a good idea, but I can see people who travel alot object to this idea.
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06 Dec 2010   #29
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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06 Dec 2010   #30
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

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hmm, just from the looks of it, i would like to try it...say no more off to alpha testing
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