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Microsoft wants to put Windows PCs fully in the cloud – but what will that mean for you?
submitted 3 months ago by GB43 from self.technology
Something the article does not mention is whether you will still be able to load a piece of software onto your computer and run it. That is highly doubtful. Most likely, you will be able to run only the software that Microsoft has on its server--just like a mainframe from the 1980's. So, computer companies will have come full circle over the last 40 years--from mainframes under the control of big companies, to PC's under the control of you and me, and back to mainframes under the control of big companies.
[–]Karce33 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
It means permanently switching to Linux I guess
[–]Myocarditis-Man 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
What will it mean? Pay monthly to have every square millimeter of your privacy violated by Microsoft, and if you're really lucky, the machine will not shut down and refuse to operate at all in the event that the Internet is down for more than 24 hours.
Remember, they already pushed for this ten years ago. https://www.svg.com/101430/everything-microsoft-wrong-xbox-one/
For me, that was the point of no turning back. From my perspective it was sort of like the tech analogous of going on a date with someone who starts acting like a creep and a perve, in that they stupidly revealed their entire agenda and hand of cards, and now I know to stay as far away from them as possible. No amount of saying "I've changed", "I'm sorry", or "I won't do that again" will do one damn bit of good.
[–]boston_blackie 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
It means time to switch to Linux
[–]Ferretman 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 3 months ago (0 children)
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"Although it’s important to note that the presentation materials don’t specifically talk about doing away with local copies of Windows entirely – so it’s something of a jump to reach that conclusion (admittedly not a particularly large one)."
-To address all the imminent conspiracy theorist, FOSS zealot, privacy advocate freaks out there and all the others that read clickbait and not the articles.