View Full Version : Is karmic pushing cloud computing?
April 27th, 2009, 11:23 PM
From the little i have read and understood im wondering if this going to be a big feature of Karmic ?
What's the buzz about Cloud if so?
** i tried to post this in recurring discussions directly as most of my threads get sent there!
April 27th, 2009, 11:45 PM
Yes, Karmic is going to feature Cloud. This site will give you a good overview of it.
As an at-home end user, I won't use it, and wouldn't even if they offered it for free. The above article will give some reasons that I agree with. But for Cubicle People at Big Widget, they won't have a choice if the bosses decide to go with it.
April 27th, 2009, 11:50 PM
Ugh. To the people who always say that Linux needs more marketing, well this is what happens when that comes true :(.
April 27th, 2009, 11:52 PM
Why the sad face Simian ?
April 27th, 2009, 11:55 PM
because cloud computer is the devil?
April 28th, 2009, 12:06 AM
(e.g. resources consumed, like electricity) !! alarm bells sounding, no free repos !
Gleaned from the wiki
Not too popular then?
May 10th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Cloud computing is gonna solve many problems of today's computing but I'm worried about privacy.
May 10th, 2009, 11:41 PM
Not too popular then?
Cloud computing has been criticized for limiting the freedom of users and making them dependent on the cloud computing provider. It is indeed only possible to use applications or services that the provider is willing to offer. Thus The Times compares cloud computing to old mainframes of the 1950s and 60s, to which users connected via "dumb" terminals. Users had no freedom to install new applications and needed approval from the administrator to achieve certain tasks. Overall, it limited both freedom and creativity. The Times argues that cloud computing is a regression to that time.
Similarly, Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation, believes that cloud computing endangers liberties because users sacrifice their privacy and personal data to a third party. He stated that cloud computing "was simply a trap aimed at forcing more people to buy into locked, proprietary systems that would cost them more and more over time."
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