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OSNews, Generic OSes What were the big themes this year? Which stories on OSNews were the most popular? We dove into our database (well, Adam did), and compiled a list of 2010's ten most popular stories on OSNews. As a metric, we didn't look at silly things like hits or whatever, but at the only metric that matters on OSNews, the only metric which really indicates what our registered (and thus, loyal) readers loved to argue about this year: number of comments. Yes, that headline is intentionally confusing.
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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by sorpigal on Thu 30th Dec 2010 14:08 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
sorpigal
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If we called "cloud computing" for what it really is, "data storage outsourcing"

The term is overly broad. This is only one of its meanings. Another meaning of cloud computing is "processor outsourcing" - or you could say SMP over an internet bus, like @home but you're SETI and the service provider's computer crunches your numbers. There aren't too many general-purpose services of this kind but a lot of what we use (e.g. google) is really providing us processing power we can't/don't want to provide ourselves.

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