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Get off my cloud!
show user profile  9krausec
I just found this topic interesting a bit of late after viewing this demonstrational video that I would like to share with the community-

Do a play video games, not really anymore.. Do I care about them, meh... But I find this concept very interesting. The idea behind having most everything on the cloud (I really don't like it, it sort of scares me).

What happens when your OS is on a server somewhere with all of your information/hard work? Is that where tech is going in the near future? Are the days of free access to the internet slowly fading? Will specialty browsers such as onLive replace conventional ones and force you to pay another monthly payment? (I don't think so, but it's good to be aware of it).

So, Autodesk is already offering some sort of Cloud rendering. Don't know how nice it is, or if it works well for large scale renders (perhaps someone here with a subscription could share with us how rendering on the cloud is w/ Autodesk).

- Portfolio-

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1/31/2012 6:32:07 PM (last edit: 1/31/2012 6:32:56 PM)
show user profile  horizon
How is a change in location of your computing power affecting the freedom of internet? You're currently paying for your PC hardware, PC software (OS), electricity and bandwidth. This will just relocate the first two and perhaps the person you give the dollars to.

What's the difference between conventional and specialty browsers? Firefox is not free, it's just not you yourself that's paying for it. If everything in the world goes to cloud, don't you think there would be some free ones as there is now for browsers, web hosting, internet hotspots, domains, games, apps...
Some will charge, yes, as they do now

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1/31/2012 6:46:44 PM (last edit: 1/31/2012 6:46:44 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
onLive uses a special Browser apparently that is extremely efficient and does not run off of HTML as a base..

These special browsers are made by companies that are going to charge you to use them.

I do not know all of the exact details, but I agree with you that there will be some that will be free (and win off of making money via advertisement... aka google)

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1/31/2012 7:02:03 PM (last edit: 1/31/2012 7:02:03 PM)
show user profile  gogodr
-random pony-

I do find it very interesting and the few reviews I have seen of it are positive.
but still I can't help but to doubt it since it is cloud gaming... they must have a huge amount of servers and a huge upload speed.

I heard Nvidia is looking into this concept too for cloud gaming.
edit:: razer, not nvidia.

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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1/31/2012 9:05:32 PM (last edit: 2/6/2012 7:45:50 AM)
show user profile  horizon
But why do you call this service a browser? Is any service connected to the internet a browser then?

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2/6/2012 2:14:42 AM (last edit: 2/6/2012 2:14:42 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
the cloud is evil, stay away from it! Basically what media companies are trying to do right now is put a tax on experiences (instead of the media) and if they succeed - they will define "stealing" experiences and the legal charges that come with it. Imagine a world where you could go to jail for looking in the wrong place.

Maybe im paranoid.. but i still urge you to stay the fack away from it!

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2/6/2012 7:35:10 AM (last edit: 2/6/2012 7:35:10 AM)
show user profile  gogodr
RIP megaupload

Hello there

beautiful ;3

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2/6/2012 7:46:32 AM (last edit: 2/6/2012 7:46:32 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
@Horizon- although this onLive thing can brows the we web (which is a bowser service), I'm not specifically talking about onLive, but future services who utilize this type of idea. I don't think it's too far fetched to think of, since it is my opinion that the Desktop is going to become outdated in the next few years and most everything on the non developer market (with the exception of perhaps hard core PC gamers) is going to be moved onto mobile devices (tablets n' such)..

Since everything is going that direction, it is going to be important to have constant inter connectivity between all of your devices (same abilities).. So when you are browsing on your TV or Tablet, you can do the same things and run the same software with ease, and not be held back by any hardware restrictions...

This is where I can see the type of onLive experience being incorporated. As long as the device can connect to there servers, it can do it all..

Just a thought I had as I am seeing everything gradually move to a mobile base.

@Stabby- that Idea is NOT far fetched at all and that is in part why I am concerned about this type of service getting huge, because I believe if companies can charge extra for something and justify it (such as "experience" of the media), they will.

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2/6/2012 4:48:22 PM (last edit: 2/6/2012 4:50:18 PM)
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