Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th May 2011 22:10 UTC
Google Because of Google I/O going full-steam ahead, it's a bit of a Google thing going on here. Google co-founder Sergey Brin had a little chat with the press about the Chromebooks Google announced yesterday, and during that talk, he stated that traditional PC operating systems are "torturing users" with their complexity. While he certainly has a point, I'm not sure I like his solution. Giving Google all my files? Yeah... No.
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Deja Vu
by ferrix on Sat 14th May 2011 02:37 UTC
ferrix
Member since:
2005-07-06

This whole 'moving the applications and data to the cloud' just makes my blood boil. We've been there before, you know - 'cloud' is just another word for server and this is just a rehash of the original model of computing. But I am old enough to remember when PCs started to appear, and how excited we were precisely BECAUSE they allowed us to move applications and data away from remote servers controlled by the chosen few right to our desktop for users to manage and control as they wanted. Believe it or not, it was a revolution in IT: the arrival of personal computing.

And now we're not only supposed to give it up, but to believe this is something new, and it is better for us? Being in charge of my own stuff is supposed to be torture now? I think not! Reading this sort of nonsense does get pretty painful after a while though ;)

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RE: Deja Vu
by Sauron on Sat 14th May 2011 04:09 in reply to "Deja Vu"
Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

Heh yeah. We really do not want to return to the server and dumb client days, please NO! Trouble is, that's the way things are heading. An interesting point is most folk I talk to whom run Windows, run it because they are gamers not for anything else. If Microsoft decided to follow this route how many users would decide to change OS's because they considered Windows useless for their needs? I don't think Microsoft would let that happen but then again, they made some stupid moves in the past!

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RE[2]: Deja Vu
by BluenoseJake on Sat 14th May 2011 10:42 in reply to "RE: Deja Vu"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

They've made some stupid moves in the past, true, but one thing they really have never done is shoot the cash cow. They'll add the capability to Windows, but they won't cripple it.

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RE: Deja Vu
by JAlexoid on Sat 14th May 2011 10:43 in reply to "Deja Vu"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

And a plain user loosing all his data when his HDD dies is a blessing how?

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RE[2]: Deja Vu
by ferrix on Sun 15th May 2011 06:13 in reply to "RE: Deja Vu"
ferrix Member since:
2005-07-06

Red herring. The alternative to moving everything to the cloud is not 'user loses all his data because his HD crashed' - the alternative is simply 'user manages what is his'. No more, no less.

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