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PKTKS:

Pathetic prices for that crap they  manged to pile together...

https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/windows-365-cloud-pc-costs-18-to-148-euros-per-month.html

Even more pathetic business model.

Paul

Berni:
Well some people might find this useful. The guys at Amazon are making bilions from renting out VMs from giant data centers.

As long as this sort of thing doesn't become mandatory to actually run certain apps.

PKTKS:

--- Quote from: Berni on August 03, 2021, 10:11:41 am ---Well some people might find this useful. The guys at Amazon are making bilions from renting out VMs from giant data centers.

As long as this sort of thing doesn't become mandatory to actually run certain apps.

--- End quote ---

Well..

Make no mistake about it..

While the goal is making more billions...

They should deprecate the "PC"  form factor.. (using their money..)
in favor of thin dumb locked (by firmware) devices...

Much like unrepairable.. fast obsoleted and 100% property of DRM.

If they succeed ...  :wtf:

i Just would like to see them FUCKING OFF!!!  ::)

Paul

golden_labels:
220€/yr for hardware + operating system + basic software + management + access from any place? Sounds like a bargain to me. Price scaling with more expensive plans is weird, though.

Before someone starts talking about privacy and freedom: this is offer for business. Companies care about privacy and freedom even less than average people do and most of them is already filled with software infringing both. Many already subscribed to a dozen Microsoft cloud services. In particular since the Covid pandemic has locked people at home.

“They” will not fuck off, because it would be a stupid decision to not answer to what market demands.

Berni:
Yep some people do have a need to have a remote machine they can access from anywhere. Working from home is a great example. The less technically inclined people also love cloud solutions that "just work"

Even for more technically inclined people things are moving out into the internet. Less and less people own movies on physical media like discs, while more and more people buy into services like Netflix that gives you a online streamed movie collection. PC and console gamers no longer buy games on physical discs, they mostly buy games in the online stores like Steam and keep there collection there, only downloading the games they actually play on that machine while the rest stay in there account ready to be installed with a click. Heck now things are going even farther in that direction with game streaming.

While there is something in having a physical copy of your media, lets be honest its more convenient keeping movies on a hard drive, letting the computer do the work of finding the movie rather than you yourself digging trough piles of media in a drawer.

The only thing i hate is being dependent on some internet service to actually use a product i bought. Sure my internet is reliable but i don't want to be even more screwed when it does go down. Also going somewhere with my laptop i might not have internet, or have internet that is so crappy that it is barely functional. If my whole PC was in the could that would turn it into a brick when there is no internet.

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