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Old 01-26-2009, 06:40 AM   #1
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LXer: Google plans to make PCs history


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Google is to launch a service that would enable users to access their personal computer from any internet connection, according to industry reports. But campaigners warn that it would give the online behemoth unprecedented control over individuals' personal data. The Google Drive, or "GDrive", could kill off the desktop computer, which relies on a powerful hard drive. Instead a user's personal files and operating system could be stored on Google's own servers and accessed via the internet.

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Old 01-26-2009, 03:45 PM   #2
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For computing to be "thought of as software", high speed internet connections have to be commonplace. In cities where there are multiple providors, competition, this could happen. Believe it or not, there are places in the United States, where there is no high speed internet access, and there are people who do not like to pay for or who cannot afford high speed access. I cannot imagine cloud computing on a dial up connection.
 
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I cannot imagine cloud computing on a dial up connection.
And I cant imagine entrusting all my data to a third party.
 
  


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