oh not this again, its just yesterdays reheated noodles with another name… cloud computing , web-os, the cloud os, the anywhere os, amoebaOS, ChromeOS, jolicloud, carbyn, and a few others were just that. icloud (dot) com used to be a cloud desktop, before the big bad apple bought them.
i knew a company that ran a similar thing on centOS, for their worldwide employees, out of convenience.
some companies even tried to sell netbooks with a cloudOS installed, they were ment to be terminals not personal computers. most of them were bundled with a cloud account. dropbox, google drive, for increased space.
there was an obvious trend, cpu-ram-hdd were not advancing fast enough, compared to internet speeds. so lets take another aproach… move everything online, even the desktop. your games and videos are already there, photos and documents too.
i remember intel showed some processors with 50, 100 & 200 cores (that was in 2012/2013) but i dont see them inside computers today. and computer specs used to double every couple of years, so… by my calculations, we should run at least 64 cores processors at 12Ghz, 128GB of ram, 32GB GPU with 640TB hdd, with 1Gbps wireless. 2nd gen blu-rays for every pc.
sadly only internet speed keeped up with this increse. so we will access the rest via remote desktop, from high speed internet, and we will return to use our pc as a simple terminal connected to giant computer farms.
adobe is doing somethin similar, renting software, so people stop pirating photoshop (at one point it was the most pirated software on the internet)
when you will use cloud-desktop, they will be scanning what software you use, and blocking what they do not approve, recomending their version, also pillaging you personal files from the cloud, yes they delete stuff like photos, movies and literature (from private cloud accounts, most storage providers do it, including google), activation codes and rumaging through you contact lists, notes an memos, not to mention music. you will be restriced at using only authorized email services.
my question is: will this be with or without ads directly onto your desktop ? like they did in the file manager (on windows 10, true story)
i remember when i had a windows7 starter, and i had restrictions, one was that i could not change the wallpaper could not use more then 1GB of ram, and other small annoyances
their end game is to deliver the windows desktop on all kind of machines, hardware and OSes but also lock you in.
#hashtag_as_a_service. #pay.extra.for.more.hashtags. #you_have_insufficient_hashtags_to_hashtag_this_bs
also there was this crazy idea/movement to make the devices free and just pay for the services you use … didnt go too far!!