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[3]: Another 8 Years?
by orestes on Thu 13th May 2010 08:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Another 8 Years?"
orestes
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2005-07-06

Unfortunately some in the technology world assume with the rise of a new technology that an old one dies when in many cases it simply compliments an existing one. In the case of cloud computing it will compliment an organisations existing setup rather than replace it, just as web services integrate in with Microsoft Office but doesn't replace it fully either.


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.

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RE[4]: Another 8 Years?
by kaiwai on Thu 13th May 2010 09:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Another 8 Years?"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

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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RE[5]: Another 8 Years?
by asdf on Thu 13th May 2010 12:22 in reply to "RE[4]: Another 8 Years?"
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2009-09-23

Yeah, agreed. Things always happen this way. I don't know why people make the same mistakes over and over again. Hopefully, it's just because there's a sucker born every minute and we're seeing different suckers going through the rites of passage each time, but then again there are people who never get to understand how computing and technology in general evolve.

This will go the _exact_ same way all other "the next big thing"s went. When they come, they come in waves and it looks like nothing will be left after them. No, as everything else in this world, they pass and after they pass, if there was anything of value which could stand the test of the time, it survives and integrates with the rest. If anyone is still not convinced, please go ahead and fully switch to segway for all your transportation needs.

Edited 2010-05-13 12:30 UTC

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