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Pepperfan
Hey guys and gals,

I red an interesting article on "cloud computing: and G.ho.st which is pronounced ghost. They are at http://g.ho.st/main.jsp.

http://www.technologyreview.com/Infotech/19397/?a=f is the article and I am interested in maybe starting an account but I wanted to see if anyone here has tried it already. If you have used it or have an insight or though on it please share it with us.


Charles
noah
Cloud computing is really about the separation of data from physical storage. I consider these web based OS's to be rubbish. If you want data separation try something like Google apps for small businesses. We use it at work and it works pretty well. I know you can sync your data between different computers in Firefox. I think that would cover 99% of most users needs.
snowboardalliance
noah wrote:
Cloud computing is really about the separation of data from physical storage. I consider these web based OS's to be rubbish. If you want data separation try something like Google apps for small businesses. We use it at work and it works pretty well. I know you can sync your data between different computers in Firefox. I think that would cover 99% of most users needs.


I agree that cloud computing can't replace a true OS. You need to think about what kinds of programs would benefit being accessible on the "cloud" and what would not. For instance it's great to use a web based program for any type of collaboration, because well, you can have multiple people connecting to it. On the other hand, you probably wouldn't do something really resource intensive like video editing on the cloud because your PC will be more powerful than your connection speed
albuferque
The challenge is coaxing users to abandon the security of their desktop environments and venture into a virtual desktop. And whether the often slower performance of a Web-based application is worth the mobility it offers.

http://www.mywebos.fr/
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