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News Reports point to Windows 10 Cloud Edition plan

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 1 Feb 2017.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Wwhat

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    Isn't windows10 already classified as a cloud app? Based on the amount of spying it does of course.

    Also, should you not say 'competing malware' instead of simply 'malware'?
     
  3. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    If you remove the benefit of Windows from Windows does it gain more than 0.1% market share?
     
  4. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    Based on Windows RT, no.

    Situation may be sliiightly different here though: you can have a UWP-only x86 platform that can still run Win32-developed programs once they're packaged and signed as UWP, while WinRT was stuck in the ARM ghetto. Kind of an on-steroids version of the lockdown that enterprise systems enforce, only out of the box rather than requiring copious tweaking and configuration. I could see these being very attractive as 'approved BYOD' products for enterprise use, provided said enterprise was willing to do the UWP-repackaging dance.
     
  5. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    This. Even if Cloudy Windows is only on chromebook-ish hardware like those HP Stream laptops i envisage it dying the same death RT did.

    Wonder if you'll be able to upgrade Cloudy Windows to non-Cloudy Windows [hardware permitting].
     
  6. Wwhat

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    Excellent point Anfield.

    But maybe it'll run all the stuff that they forced to be cloud-based these days exclusively, like the Adobe stuff. And even many games. (and Razer drivers...)
     

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