Ubuntu Headed to the Clouds?

Hmm… I should have seen this coming.

Friend Alain Baudrez wrote a fabulous review of the upcoming “Unity” Ubuntu. Reading it and seeing the screenshots that he provided immediately struck me that the folks at Ubuntu are aiming for the clouds… cloud computing, that is. We’ve ranted… er, I mean discussed this here before, if you remember.

Head In the Clouds and Head In the Clouds Follow-up

I’m still a firm believer in keeping my head (and my data and apps) on my own desktop on my own media on my own systems. I just don’t trust cloud security at this time. Yeah… I keep my money in a bank. I even do online banking. However, since I rarely have more than $18.53 in any of my accounts, what’s the risk? But man! I don’t want to lose those tin-foil hat designs or my mp3s. You know what I mean?

Read Alain’s article, though… good stuff.

Until next time…


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  • leftystrat  On November 11, 2010 at 21:35

    Nice to see you typing again.

    I am in the process of deciding on a netbook interface. In reviewing the available custom ones, they all seem silly to me. Funny, good old XFCE does the job just fine and has the added advantage of looking just like my desktop machines.

    As for the cloud, you can have it. If you don’t hold your data, you can’t control it. Period.

    • V. T. Eric Layton  On November 12, 2010 at 08:18

      Hiya, Lefty!

      Yeah, I’ll be posting here and at Nocturnal Slacker v2.0. Stop by when you get a minute or two.

      I’m finding that quite a few folks in my age group (over 40) aren’t too comfortable with cloud computing. Regardless of the older folks’ feelings on this, I’m pretty sure cloud computing (or some form thereof) will probably be the future. Scary, huh? 😉

      Thanks for reading and commenting!


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