More "end of the desktop PC"
fcsoft-3Emkkp+1Olsmp8TqCH86vg at public.gmane.org
Tue Dec 16 14:13:02 UTC 2003
I think somewhere in here is the idea that could replace the PC without
actually relinquishing local control of the data.
I for one would love to be able to update my desktop system by simply popping
in a new CD, knowing with confidence that all my configurations and data on
the harddrive would be untouched and intact.
On December 15, 2003 03:08 pm, you wrote:
> 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.
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