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Written by TestFreaks   
Thursday, 10 September 2009

Will The Cloud Make My Loaded Computer Obsolete?

I am not sure how many of you remember having a computer that was not online. Back in the day being online meant that you hooked up your 300 baud modem and dialed out to Compuserve to see the latest - and usually it was a handful of interesting items at best.

Contrast that to today, where the majority of people would consider a personal computer without a sizeable pipeline to the internet to be of limited use. Today every aspect of popular computing involves interconnectivity (email, browsing) and its associated problems (virus, anyone?). This shift has changed not only how we use our computers, but the nature of the computers themselves.

For example, let's take a quick look at the quickest growing line of personal computers, the netbook. These smaller machines often have limited storage space, opting for durable solid state drives over their larger mechanical counterpart.

One could argue that the most important piece of software on a netbook is its browser, since that is its window into the online world. This leaves the netbook as a bad choice to install a massive amount of software. Yet people are using their personal computers for more functions than ever before, and netbooks continue to dominate the sales charts. What gives?

Simple. We are now stepping away from the world of large client installed software and into the realm of cloud computing. The numbers do not lie, and apparently it is already in place in a lot of ways. TestFreaks


 

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