Linked by David Adams on Sat 20th Aug 2011 15:38 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Editorial In five years, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst sees the traditional desktop becoming obsolete.
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Bogus
by Radio on Sat 20th Aug 2011 18:34 UTC
Radio
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2009-06-20

How can we move to cloud computing when large parts of the world have still capped landline/mobile internet contracts, and that even countries with true unlimited internet access -such as France- are beginning to talk about capping too ?

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RE: Bogus
by jessesmith on Sun 21st Aug 2011 12:48 in reply to "Bogus"
jessesmith Member since:
2010-03-11

The above comment is spot on. I live in an area of North America that only recently got high-speed. The connection is semi-fast, but quite flaky and goes down during lightning and snow storms. No one in their right mind is going to rely on web apps or cloud-based services when they're regularly being knocked off-line.

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RE: Bogus
by RalphZiggy on Sun 21st Aug 2011 14:49 in reply to "Bogus"
RalphZiggy Member since:
2011-08-21

not at all, we're talking essential applications like business, email, office apps. those can be done even at phone modem speed, low traffic. Just because you can't watch a video, that's only your problem,

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