Changing times call for changing tactics. You have to adjust and change to remain lightning-fast in your approach. One of the tried and true sayings of the American Old West was, “There are two kinds of people: The quick and the dead.” You had to move fast back then to out maneuver the competition or you could literally die.
Playing games would not be possible unless you are either: a-playing flash based games like myspace has, or b-you are willing to pay for the bandwidth you are using. A dedicated graphics card would not be needed if the game files are stored on someone elses server and streamed to your pc. If you are one of few people like me who can not receive broadband, gaming would be out of the question.
Later on, I will hone this down to your personal computer or device and what you can do with it. Now though, here are some examples of how we do this thing called Microsoft genuine windows 10 every day without noticing.
A: Yes. The companies that manage cloud programs host your information on multiple mega server farms. Your data is encrypted (garbles your data to make it unusable to anyone but you), automatically backed up and mirrored into 2 locations around the country (e.g.:in case CA has an earthquake, your data is fine and in NY). Security? yes.as safe as your credit card information when you purchase from amazon. And as safe, or safer, as the firewalls your IT guy built into your server.. and certainly safer than your laptop.
Sounds great, so what could go wrong, you ask. Plenty! Unless you have been living under a rock you know that the internet is a place of daily pitfalls. Do you really want to have your data out there in cyber space trying to avoid all the lurking dangers?
Yet for all this freedom, we are still tethered to our office computers and servers. The programs we use every day, our word documents & files, accounting, contacts… the list goes on. Smart phone users allow you to access your calendar and contacts, but I bet you still have had that ‘oh no’ moment when you had to run back to the office (or home computer for those who work from home) to get that file, the word doc, pull up an invoice, etc. You can use a program like PC Anywhere to log in to the office from your laptop, but its slow and limited.
As a person fairly new to computers, I always check new systems out for ease of use for someone like me. So far, I have been impressed with the usability and layout of the Windows cloud interface. I can wait to master it so I can use it to its full potential.