J_RaD - 6:22 pm on May 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
web / cloud software that runs in a browser is clunky. I use a cloud app everyday thats apart of business, and it would 100% be much better if they'd just take the time to deploy client software. all the support staff says is (you can only run it on firefox) and then they wanna make sure you don't run firefox 4.0 cause in any other browser nothing functions smoothly
having local client software is not a bad thing! adcenter desktop, adwords desktop, both run better then their web based counter parts and are more powerful, just an example
i also frequently use computers OFFLINE, and would greatly enjoy being able to use hardware even though it is not connected to the internet.
Privacy is not a concern of the general populace as evidenced by the success of Android. Google is about to cash in big time.
huh? its not about privacy, ANDROID is NOT A CLOUD OS, you install (apps) LOCALLY and run them LOCALLY, you also store data LOCALLY.
goog is confused which direction they want to go because they are going both at the same time.
computer that runs only the most basic of software locally with everything else run remotely and piped over the internet? I've been thinking about that for many years as I'm sure most IT people have.
don't confuse (internet) with [LAN]