Originally Posted by mjtomlin
Instead of storing all my data in the "cloud", how about make it easier to access the data that's on my desktop computer at home? I still believe it is much better and more secure for people to maintain and store their data on their own systems....
Absolutely agree with this. Considering that sufficiently fast upload and download "pipes" are necessary for many things to work in ChromeOS, I think most people would be better served, literally, with their own server setup.
I'm not up to speed with the workings of SL-Server, so I don't know if this is already the case, but I've stated here in assorted threads that I think Apple should take a look at an easy to use, consumer friendly server setup. Especially since iOS is their cash-cow going forward. Whether a NAS, Drobo-type, Mac-Mini, whatever. A media and document server that works across the entire Mac OSX and iOS line-up of devices. WITH connectivity options for when you're on the go with one of the mobile devices.
If SL-Server does all of the above and more already... forgive me for stating the obvious and what's already there, and being too dumb to find out.
Originally Posted by Blah64
.....I just want to get folks thinking.
The entire quoted reply by Blah64 is how I think too.
Here in Germany, Google is a bad word, and the govt. and media are consistently beating them over the head and in the courts about their abusive practices as it applies to the Data Protection Laws in place. I can't imagine ChromeOS and it's cloud strategy is going to be looked upon kindly here.
Even Facebook is catching some skeptical flak over their policies, and people using it for far too serious and privat subject matter, which "could" come back to haunt them.
I'm not afraid personally, because when I do use those services, I'm as anonymous as possible. However, I definitely see the appeal of the services for the technologically average person, and actually would prefer many of the people I know to use such a service. Certainly over a full-blown train-wreck like *Windows!
* I recently spent 2 days trying to rebuild a dead (computer - hard drive working) WinXP Pro installation to a new Win7 Home Premium system. Oh the pain! Printer, sound, ethernet driver hell! Old 16-bit business-app hell! Virtual PC-Windows XP Mode-180,- EURO upgrade Hell!
Oh hell... I finally tossed the flaming pile of crap to a guru in the area. Should have done it from the start, and saved a few "tinged" gray hairs.
*Windows is NOT the answer!