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Windows 7: Your tech career depends on preparing for the cloud

06 Jun 2011   #151
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

The Cloud? I can't afford the Cloud. The bandwidth charges (in Canada) alone would bankrupt me, based on the current Canadian internet victimization... er... business model and my day to day usage.

I think if I'm forced to the Cloud by MS, it's time to break down and buy a Mac, or run Linux. Both of those options are undesirable due to some heavy software investments and developed resources for my company. Not everybody is excited about it, and I don't consider myself to be a stick in the mud power user.

I want control, security, and not to be hosed by my ISP for just using my PC every day. My ISP charges for lousy bandwidth and service are high enough now.


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06 Jun 2011   #152
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
The Cloud? I can't afford the Cloud. The bandwidth charges (in Canada) alone would bankrupt me, based on the current Canadian internet victimization... er... business model and my day to day usage.

I think if I'm forced to the Cloud by MS, it's time to break down and buy a Mac, or run Linux. Both of those options are undesirable due to some heavy software investments and developed resources for my company. Not everybody is excited about it, and I don't consider myself to be a stick in the mud power user.

I want control, security, and not to be hosed by my ISP for just using my PC every day. My ISP charges for lousy bandwidth and service are high enough now.
Yeah that is the other part of it that I have been trying to warn people of.
You think your ISP is complaining about all the HD Content streaming and Bandwidth ussage now, wait till everyone it using Cloud for even more things.

They already (some) charge for additional Bandwidth usage.
If anyone thinks that the Cloud Services and ISP's are not going to capitalize on charging you to access your data, you are seriously delusional.

Options.....:

1.) Pay to store data on some remote server that you may or may not have access to depending on where you are and internet connectivity at any given time?

2.) Keep it local in your own home, laptop bag or car, on your own devices which you paid for, yes, but storing your data for free, that does not require Internet Access or storage fees, Bandwidth, or excess fees of any kind.

Hmmmmm,,,,, Yeah, I'll go for option one cause I'm Money Bags Malone and don't care if I can access my data from time to time. Let some unknown person/entity control it, it's easier that way.
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06 Jun 2011   #153
cmd187

Debian Squeeze Stable 64-bit
 
 

I doubt the cloud will ever become as prevalent as some predict, at least not in a long while. How can you store a few TB's of Blu-ray or DVD rips? And what about if something breaks? No data then? And data security? I doubt I'll use the cloud for anything.
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06 Jun 2011   #154
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

Oh Look - iCloud!

Apple

put an i in front of everything and it becomes innocuous and innovative - and coming from Apple, three times the cost!

how about idon'tcare

By the looks of mass break-ins to secure servers everywhere comprosiing data of varying levels of confidentiality, who would think this is a bright idea?

Seriously - who is the head lemming pushing this??

my data my choice
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06 Jun 2011   #155
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Remember, anything that has a lowercase "i" in front of it is automatically copywirted by Apple.

iSuk = Guess I owe Steve Jobs some money,, dang it.
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07 Jun 2011   #156
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mr pc View Post
Oh Look - iCloud!

Apple

put an i in front of everything and it becomes innocuous and innovative - and coming from Apple, three times the cost!

how about idon'tcare


Well said, iunderstand and agree, idon'twannapay3timestheprice for their koolaid branding.
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10 Jun 2011   #157
pcunite

Windows 10 x64
 
 

We can look at history and see that, no matter how well intentioned the original proposers were, when you give power and information to others they will abuse you! People need to polity say no thank you to this type of computing infrastructure.

Imagine a world in which your every PC was a terminal and your every purchase was an electronic transaction (even between the kid mowing your lawn). The scary thing is ... we are already here.
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10 Jun 2011   #158
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Well, if they really go this deep, even a cash transaction is not anonymous, for the cameras are watching as well.
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11 Jun 2011   #159
Andywoof

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Im doing Computer Science as a degree , we have introduction to cloud computing as an optional subject . I dont see the world as a whole is ready for Cloud computing due to the fact that in South Africa (Moved from South Africa to study in the UK) the highest line speed ANYONE , even business's , can get is 10mbps , and to be honest it runs about about 5mbps . in the UK the fastest line I know of at the moment is the 50 meg from virgin media , there was something about a 100meg line release a few months ago , im a noob with the US and Canada line speed and ISP's .

Business's will probably have a few different lines

Cloud computing is great , I just dont think we are all ready for it - lets see where we sit in a year !

woof
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13 Jun 2011   #160
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thehappyman View Post
It will never work - Look, we are already having bandwidth problems because of one company, Netflix - Just imagine what kind of Internet Bandwidth would be required if EVERYBODY had to do EVERYTHING online - What a Joke

Besides would YOU trust the "Cloud" with everything YOU have ?????
Not me - never.

And are you willing to WAIT to download/upload on those "Bad Internet Days" ????
Not me - never

And the Gov already wants to start regulating the Internet - Wanna Trust Them ???
Not me - ever

It's Google's "Wish List if they could have anything"
A Pipe Dream

And when does every household get high speed fiber optics for 10 to 50 Mbsec download speeds ??? So many are still on Dial-Up and DSL !!!

It will never work, in My Opinion
I agree. Most people don't have decent bandwidth requirements to even consider cloud computing, especially when it comes to wifi, there's not a whole lot of bandwidth available for high speeds.

I'd consider the fact that cloud servers could hacked, no bueno!

And I'm sure as hell not going to let some server hold MY data!
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