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  1. #91


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    LOL.

    They don't want you to use the desktop. But they have to keep it in for a while, because they haven't yet been able to get the users into the clouds.

    That is what metro is for. That is why they keep ramming it at you. It will take a while and there will be interim steps.

    The desktop programs will be in the clouds. There is no actual desktop on your machine.

    They have turned the laptop into a phone. The user can make calls, video calls even. The user can swipe across a few icons, jab one and the MS cloud server does the rest. It might be quite small - credit card size, for example.

    That would be fitting considering how much the users will be paying. It is all controlled by MS of course. You can only do/run what they allow. Lots of privacy issues as well.




    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    I just love this comment from the link:

    Windows has been reimagined to be all about you and your style of working.
    Who is this 'you' that Microsoft is talking about?

    And from the PDF (page 14):

    Make the taskbar your own.

    On the desktop, you can enjoy the traditional work style you’re used to. The taskbar is a big part of that, and you can customize it to work like you do.
    But they don't show anything of the desktop, anywhere!

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  2. #92


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    LOL.

    They don't want you to use the desktop. But they have to keep it in for a while, because they haven't yet been able to get the users into the clouds.

    That is what metro is for. That is why they keep ramming it at you. It will take a while and there will be interim steps.

    The desktop programs will be in the clouds. There is no actual desktop on your machine.

    They have turned the laptop into a phone. The user can make calls, video calls even. The user can swipe across a few icons, jab one and the MS cloud server does the rest. It might be quite small - credit card size, for example.

    That would be fitting considering how much the users will be paying. It is all controlled by MS of course. You can only do/run what they allow. Lots of privacy issues as well.
    You are using the cloud reading and posting on this forum.
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  3. #93


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    I still have my own files and folders and programs under my own control on my own local storage. I don't pay a subscription to use them.
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  4. #94


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    And that's the big difference, what's yours is yours, not something for others to poke and prod.
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  5. #95


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    Posts : 91
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post

    You are using the cloud reading and posting on this forum.
    Cloud Computing for Dummies.

    What Is Cloud Computing? - For Dummies
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  6. #96


    And so do I. My Windows 8 is native. Although I use my MS account to sign into my Windows (which personally I find convenient), I can choose a local account never to share anything. If (and that's a big IF) and when I cannot I'll have a problem. Until then it's more or less a conspiracy theory.
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  7. #97


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    Who are the parties conspiring ?
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  8. #98


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Anything that is stored on someone else's hard drive is accessible by someone else, unless the data is securely encrypted. That is unlikely unless the services are provided specifically under such requirements. It doesn't mean that anything nefarious will happen, it might simply involve some 'analysis' or the like, but what you store in the cloud is only technically your own.
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  9. #99


    Quote Originally Posted by McRuff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post

    You are using the cloud reading and posting on this forum.
    Cloud Computing for Dummies.

    What Is Cloud Computing? - For Dummies
    Thanks for the link, Mr. (Mrs., Ms., or whatever) McRuff, but I very well know what cloud computing is.

    We are accessing Windows EightForums' servers here by posting (storing) or retrieving stored data (reading) via the internet as members given that privilege via a free membership. Technically it is a "cloud service".
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  10. #100


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Who are the parties conspiring ?
    That's what I'd like to know. Seems to me you keep posting that MS is pushing everyone to the cloud.

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    LOL.

    They don't want you to use the desktop. But they have to keep it in for a while, because they haven't yet been able to get the users into the clouds.
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