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Microsoft to Release Windows Cloud OS Soon

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  1. btarunr

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    Microsoft would be taking up its largest cloud-computing initiative, in the form of an operating system that is tailored to serve the purpose of a lean operating system that drives PCs meant for cloud computing. For those new to the term, cloud computing is the method of computer usage, where information is stored on internet servers, while cached locally onto the machine (client) the user is working on. Think of it as thin-client usage on a macro-scale.

    Later this month, at the company's annual developer conference, Microsoft would unveil this new OS, which is to be named "Windows Cloud". “We need a new operating system designed for the cloud and we will introduce one in about four weeks, we’ll even have a name to give you by then. But let’s just call it for the purposes of today ‘Windows Cloud’,” said Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer. This would open up opportunities for a whole new breed of applications that are suited to the platform, which is in its infancy. The move by Microsoft could be seen as the company's effort to stay ahead of internet-Mogul Google, which seems to have some very concrete plans on cloud computing. "The last thing we want is for somebody else to obsolete us, if we’re gonna get obseleted [sic] we better do it to ourselves" Ballmer added.

    Source: The Register
     
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    what happens when it rains? if you have too many clouds, can lightning form?
     
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    Will it be based on Vista, Windows 7, or some form of much lighter kernel?
    I'm interested in this, especially if it has lower system requirements than XP; I'd put it on my laptop, slap in a wireless card, and then hope I can save programs to the HDD when I'm out of range...

    Should be interesting, nonetheless.
     
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    Then you'll know the clouds work.
     
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    yay. Microsoft Rain.

    I'm curious how this will turn out, to be honest.
     
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    I'm guessing this is 7?
     
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    There will be a monthly subscription charge to go with it I bet.
     
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    That is the whole point, stop Google gaining market share and introduce a subscription based service...

    Think I will stick to my XP64 and Windows 7 when it arrives...
     
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  9. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    Typo.
     
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    Yeah thin client is cool and all, but it doesnt fit my "I want my own car, house, backyard" mentality.
     
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    I feel as if this is an invasion of privacy. But a consentual one (until the only operating systems around are all forms of these node operating system). I like to be able to use my computer locally and on a WAN. I also like to keep my files nice and safe... next to me. Away from the prowling eyes of microsoft. I mean who would want to store ALL their files on a server. I mean it's great for backup but what about your taxes, your personal information, and just things you don't want others to be able to see easily.
    Well I got to go my teacher is being a PMSing bitch.
     
  12. insider Guest

    Government Comms Intercept HQs wet dream this Cloud O/S, even more effortless than breaking into your computer and that is easy enough...
     
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    I hate thin-client and anything of the nature, and there's no way in hell I'll actually pay a service fee to do anything on my computer [internet fee does not count].
     
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    i like the idea behind this, but i Think Cloud should be a Lightweight OS, where you can install the modules you want and leave the rest out. Also this Cloud Concept has been around since Windows for Workgroups and Windows C.E. IMHO, Lightweight clients setup for Sluggishness, Example, MS Office not installed on all machines but a Server, well that would majorly slow down when everyone is trying to access the same suite of software.
     
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    the cloud concept is designed for smaller apps. Gmail is commonly mentioned as a streaming app.
     
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    typo again: Microsoft Micro$oft rain reign
     
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    Typo yet again Mi¢ro$oft r€ign :rolleyes:
     
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    what did i start.... :banghead:
     
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    is this windows 7 with some upgrade's or something new, i think vista still hiding too much thing's ,why new 3 windows ready to release right now
     

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