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prostyle4444



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This link http://apcmag.com/phoenix_puts_opera_web_browser_into_bios.htm
states that Phoenix technologies have introduce a platform called "hyperspace" which pre-loads a virtual computing environment whic enables the people use instant-on applications from browsing the web to file browser. So This could benefit OS makers a lot and allow the people use applications without having to preload an operating system.
Post 11 May 2014, 15:21
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JohnFound



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...then they will remove the boot feature plus storage support from their hardware and let Google to provide you with "web desktop" and "web storage" for free and for money.
Post 11 May 2014, 16:56
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Many years ago, in the ~1970s, ordinary people used terminals to interface to a mainframe server. This was because the cost of providing a computer to ordinary people was prohibitive. Some years later, as computers became less expensive, ordinary people could afford to buy their own computer and connecting to a mainframe was no longer so necessary. Now it seems we are coming full circle and we are trending back to a time when ordinary people only have dumb terminals that do nothing useful except connect to a server and obey the commands sent by the remote server.
Post 11 May 2014, 21:51
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BAiC



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that article is 6 years old. if it "is" (was) such a significant move then why aren't there more like it by now?
Post 12 May 2014, 04:43
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@BAIC - It is a long dream of the corporations (not only Google) to sell services instead of goods. It is much more profitable and controllable.
Post 12 May 2014, 05:23
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except we got a high processing power terminal now in 2014.
processing is done locally with the idea I/O to central cloud server, (where how things are stored and controlled by xyz corporation).

there are owncloud and more, where one could host their own stuffs in their own server at home,
hmm, consider that sftp, ssh already capable to provide remote storage I/O, cloud is just another name to group all these services.

people and industries are trying to create changes by bringing something different, which is good imo
Post 12 May 2014, 06:32
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sleepsleep wrote:
except we got a high processing power terminal now in 2014.
Yes we do. But most people just waste it on pron and utube cat videos and never want to think about anything.
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"waste", well, that depend really a lot on the viewers,
maybe playing game is waste too?
imo, every tasks that people did with their terminal or computer are good.

life gets integrated deeply into computer & network.

new culture, new lifestyle, new entertainment, we are evolving, i hope ....
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revolution wrote:
... we are trending back to a time when ordinary people only have dumb terminals that do nothing useful except connect to a server and obey the commands sent by the remote server.
Except when that remote server is not working, then your dumb terminal is only a good doorstop.

http://phys.org/news/2014-05-adobe-creative-cloud-lengthy-outage.html
Post 16 May 2014, 01:44
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neville



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HyperSpace was a great idea, but of course M$ felt threatened by it. So after announcing it late 2008 Phoenix basically did nothing with it until...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HyperSpace_(software)" wrote:
In June 2010, it was announced that HP has arranged to purchase Hyperspace from Phoenix Technologies

Searching the HP website for HyperSpace now in 2014 gives no hits. Surprise surprise!
In short the HyperSpace story goes
Software -> Vapourware -> Noware

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edfed



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soon, i think we will have a sort of premium button in OS screens, an ones you used it for more than 72 minutes, you'll be forced to wait 30 minutes beofre to reuse it, or you'll have to click the "get premium" button...

and people will just be bored, and give up computers, smartphones, tablets, etc... and return to real life activities.
Post 16 May 2014, 10:37
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sinsi



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I've worked on laptops that could browse the net without an OS, HP had webOS (Linux-based, not sure if loaded from the hard drive) but an Asus laptop with no hdd could also boot to a browser.
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sinsi does it boot from a cable?
because bios does not support wifi
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