More "end of the desktop PC"
robert-5LEc/6Zm6xCUd8a0hrldnti2O/JbrIOy at public.gmane.org
Mon Dec 15 20:08:47 UTC 2003
On Mon, 15 Dec 2003, JoeHill wrote:
> I've been reading articles like this for years now, in various forms
Yeah this idea of remote servers under someone elses control has been
around for quite a long time.
> proclaiming that the home desktop PC is a flawed and obsolete model, and
> that all of our software should be run from secure servers instead.
I see two seperate issues here...
Personally I think the desktop PC is a flawed idea overall (from a system
management point of view) but giving up control of data to a remote entity
is even worse.
The middle ground is a thinclient solution. I can giveup the desktop PC
(replacing it with a "dumb" display device) but still keep the central
server under the control of the owners of the data.
Robert Brockway B.Sc. email: robert-5LEc/6Zm6xCUd8a0hrldnti2O/JbrIOy at public.gmane.org, zzbrock at uqconnect.net
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