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[News] Fog Computing Can be Achieved with Free Software and Linux

  • Subject: [News] Fog Computing Can be Achieved with Free Software and Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 10:31:31 +0100
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eyeOS: Your Own Private Linux Cloud that You Control (part 1)

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| Cloud computing is a relativity new computing concept 
| where resources are provided via the Internet instead 
| of on the local computer or network. One of these 
| resources can be an entire operating system (OS), or at 
| least Web applications that try to mimic Windows and 
| other OSs. This resource is commonly referred to as a 
| Web OS.
| One of the points behind Web OSs is to relieve the 
| local computer of the work; to put the computing power 
| behind a central server. It's virtualization over the 
| Internet. The client or end user computers don't have 
| to be regularly maintained; they just need a Web 
| browser. For example, applications can be globally 
| installed or uninstalled from the Web OS server instead 
| of on each PC.


The Cloud and Future Innovation: Nuclear Winter or New Opportunity?

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| This is, for me, pretty standard stuff, and for these 
| LUG members as well. We talked about the benefits of 
| the cloud: for me, the former configuration manager, 
| getting more apps from the cloud means less support and 
| maintenance issues on the client machine; for one LUG 
| member, the ease of seamless upgrades to reduce costs.
| Of course, there are cons to the cloud right now, 
| things that will need to be worked out, the most basic 
| need being maintaining availability. When Gmail went 
| down last week, it caught many people (myself included) 
| unprepared on what to do when we couldn't access our 
| messages or file attachments. But another con was 
| raised that I had not considered before, and I think it 
| deserves a little more examination.



Into the Cloud: Upwardly Mobile Funambol

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| In any case, it certainly provides a handy way for Funambol to
| distinguish between the open source community edition of its
| synchronisation software (available under the AGPL), and the
| commercial version aimed at carriers who have suddenly
| discovered a violent desire to jump on the cloud computing
| bandwagon and offer synchronisation services to their customers.

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