Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th May 2010 01:20 UTC, submitted by historyb
Gnome "The release of GNOME 3.0. the popular desktop's first major release in eight years, promises to be the major free software event in autumn 2010. Where is GNOME now? What can we expect of GNOME 3.0? Of GNOME 3 as a series of releases?"
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RE[4]: Another 8 Years?
by kaiwai on Thu 13th May 2010 09:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Another 8 Years?"
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Nice to see someone gets it.

End of the day, I don't see the world migrating en masse to pure cloud computing anytime soon. There's too much legacy infrastructure and too many things that proper local applications and operating systems still do plain better to just throw them out because the buzzword set finds them boring.

Agreed. I went to the launch of Azure and Visual Studio 2010 in Wellington, it was a great presentation and the part regarding Azure really went into depth as so far as what cloud computing is and the competitors to Microsoft's service. The one thing I did walk away from that presentation was that cloud computing isn't the swiss army knife that some try to make it out to be. It was but one of a tool kit of options that are out there but unfortunately we have, idiots - I call them that because they should know better, who promote cloud computing as the saviour for mankind when in reality it is anything but that. Over hyping something is never good - unfortunately there are those in the 'IT News Industry' who seem to lack the ability to report, analyse and form an opinion without resorting to hyperbole and fanboyism.

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