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  1. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       20 Jan 2014 #61

    I think it really depends on the individual. Myself it is not a necessary evil, albeit my youngest son swears by it (Apple Cloud). It seems that for those on the go it is nice to have, but all of us old farts just can't seem to find a use for it. . .
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  2.    20 Jan 2014 #62

    Lee, post: 11910, member: 135 said:
    ... It seems that for those on the go it is nice to have...
    Not necessarily. Most of Africa doesn't have any internet at all. Having a cloud OS would mean the same as not having a PC unless you were in a major city...
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       20 Jan 2014 #63

    Everybody should get up to speed on Linux. They have some really nice options. See here.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Washington
    Posts : 302
    Windows 10 10586
       21 Jan 2014 #64

    A rumor is a rumor is a rumor and nothing more.

    I think I actually once read that Windows 9 or 10 was to be a cloud OS back when Windows 8 was still in Preview builds. I doubt they'd do that for so many reasons, namely the HUGE push back everyone will have against that. Just look at what happened with the Xbox One. There was a push for some cloud based features and DRM, but then that was reversed because of negative feedback.

    There was a rumor back in Windows 8 that it would support Xbox 360 games.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Bay Area
    Posts : 12,912
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       21 Jan 2014 #65

    If they have such an accelerated release cycle, it's conceivable they could make niche OS's. Rather then "this is the next OS for everyone", it could be "here is a cloud OS for those who want it". Or "here is a desktop oriented OS". But I rather doubt it since they seem hellbent to get the same interface across all devices. What's their latest tag line?

    "Windows: One experience. On every device. For everything in your life."

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  6.    21 Jan 2014 #66

    whs, post: 11974, member: 58 said:
    Everybody should get up to speed on Linux. They have some really nice options. See here.
    Great link. Cheers.

    Always wanted to play around with WMWare Player. Is it free?
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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
    Posts : 4,534
    OS X, Win 10
       21 Jan 2014 #67

    bigseb, post: 12059, member: 98 said:
    Great link. Cheers.

    Always wanted to play around with WMWare Player. Is it free?
    Yes. . .
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  8.    21 Jan 2014 #68

    Lee, post: 12072, member: 135 said:
    Yes. . .
    That's good. Is it really that much better than VBox?
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       21 Jan 2014 #69

    vBox is another option. But I had some problems with it and switched to VMware Player after using vBox for years. I find it easier to use than vBox - but that may be just me.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 1,962
    Windows 7
       21 Jan 2014 #70

    bigseb, post: 12059, member: 98 said:
    Great link. Cheers.

    Always wanted to play around with WMWare Player. Is it free?
    I spent more than a month to put that package together. I am pleased that it is of some use.
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