mainframe -> minicomputer -> PC -> smartphone
Posted Jun 23, 2012 10:43 UTC (Sat) by khim
In reply to: mainframe -> minicomputer -> PC -> smartphone
Parent article: Why We're Fighting for an Open Cloud (Linux.com)
with 'old' solutions, you can run your application directly from the network, you can't do that with dropbox.
You can, if you really wish.
there's also the issue of simultaneous access.
Well, this is price you need to pay if you want to work with WAN. CODA also had this problem and in the end was even worse: you kind-of had the ability to use any programs with it, but in reality if was recipe for disaster.
IOW: "lost functionality" is not lost because people had no way to implement it, it just interfered with "hassle-free" principle of the cloud and this is why it was removed.
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