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Windows 8, will be a cloud based OS

  1. #11


    Is there any cloud based os in practice till date ? I heard about Google os ... but dont know whether it is really such or not.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 5
    XP MCE ... XP Pro64 ... W7 U64


    Quote Originally Posted by ripbox View Post
    I have an option...... that is vista or 7
    I wonder if W8 will still have the ability to install XP
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  3. #13


    Aus, Gold Coast
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)


    Probably not Microsoft want people to move on from older windows and get the latest and greatest OS around but people should be given a choice if thy want to still have XP installed.
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  4. #14


    New Zealand
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x32


    I think the writing is on the wall for older versions of Windows

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  5. #15


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    I would look at the cloud as a positive addition as long as they still provide the traditional program alternative of a version that I can install on my system. For powerful systems, one may want to have everything on the owned system. But little netbooks and alike could run applications in the cloud that are not suitable for the little systems. It may also be an advantage for sharing tasks in an application.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 57
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64


    If the Cloud presents as an optional add-on/feature then ill be more than happy to support 8 in every way i can, but if its forced to be used as an essential/critical part of windows then i will give 8 a wide birth until something more suitable comes along
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  7. #17


    TN
    Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    I'm just wondering about bandwidth and how much it is going to effect my office apps with my sons one playing Xbox Live and the other playing WOW or some other mmo on his pc.
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  8. #18


    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I would look at the cloud as a positive addition as long as they still provide the traditional program alternative of a version that I can install on my system. For powerful systems, one may want to have everything on the owned system. But little netbooks and alike could run applications in the cloud that are not suitable for the little systems. It may also be an advantage for sharing tasks in an application.
    Hope it's this way, really can't see them saying:
    Forget those big powerful computers (that we forced you to buy) and get yourself a little netbook, it's all you need now.

    It would seem sensible to have cloud options and PC options.

    If it's cloud only, it will make Vista look like an all around complete winner. They would loose a lot of customers.
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  9. #19


    The risks involved with storing all of your data on a remote server, including your OS and all of your aps, are clear. However, I would like to bring up some possible positives to the general home computing world, but not necessarily to us members of a beta forum waiting to test beta software.

    My first thought is to Microsoft. Instead of marketing a full suite of software app licenses, OS, Office, Web design, etc, they market a subscription comprising a log-in to their hosted OS and software apps. Very little to install. No software to copy and pirate. No millions of virus compromised computers in bot nets spamming the WWW. The home computer needed to access the hosted web site could be quite inexpensive. It might even be marketed in the same way Cell Phones are, given away free with a two year contract.

    However, the Microsofts, AT&Ts and other huge businesses are not the only players. Imagine your local ISP investing in the server capacity to provide cloud computing to its subscribers? When signing up for Internet access, again you may be given the home computer preconfigured to access the ISPs servers as part of the normal contract for services. Look at how this might make computers and Internet access available to those who simply could not afford a computer before? And think of all those computer users who either are incapable of maintaining and securing their own computer or just do not care. The ISP taking this responsibility for maintenance and security might be a relief to those who don't want to be bothered and just want to surf.

    The possibilities are infinite!
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  10. #20


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    And think of all those computer users who either are incapable of maintaining and securing their own computer or just do not care. The ISP taking this responsibility for maintenance and security might be a relief to those who don't want to be bothered and just want to surf.
    This is a good point. I think most of the PC users fall into this category. They want an appliance, not an intellectual challenge.
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