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Re: Apple is Copying Linux

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____/ ZnU on Monday 25 Jul 2011 22:00 : \____

> In article <2573808.YEEZNnvjDK@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>  Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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>> ____/ ZnU on Sunday 24 Jul 2011 20:36 : \____
>> > In article <4085923.CCqRG4XHGv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>> >  Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > 
>> >> | As Google officials noted when announcing Chrome OS: âIn Chrome OS,
>> >> | every
>> >> | application is a web application. Users donât have to install
>> >> | applications.
>> >> | All data in Chrome OS is in the cloud.â
>> > 
>> > Err... Apple is not doing anything like this. Even iCloud is about cloud
>> > storage for native application data (via APIs), not "every application
>> > is a web application".
>> What's so special about "iCloud"? Just a data hosting plan?
> On the server side iCloud is just some key/value and document storage
> infrastructure -- nothing all that exciting. What's interesting about
> iCloud is primarily what happens on the client side -- there are nice
> APIs that make it easy for developers to integrate cloud-based syncing
> across multiple devices... using Apple's infrastructure, rather than
> having to operate their own. And because ever user gets 5 GB of storage
> for free, developers can build apps that rely on this capability without
> having to worry about losing users because they don't want to pay for it.
> One application of this is transparent document sync. As of this fall,
> if you create an document in Pages (Apple's word processor) on your Mac,
> say, it will just be there on your iPad, without you have to transfer it
> manually or sync via USB. But the ease of integration should also allow
> it to be used even for trivial things where no developer would otherwise
> bother implementing a cloud service, like syncing game progress between
> iPhones and iPads.
> (Apple has also included some other things under the "iCloud" name, like
> cloud-based iOS backups, but the cloud-backed system-level storage APIs
> are the most interesting aspect, IMO.)

OK, so as I suspected it's just branding other people's already-implemented

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