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Ok I have to admit that cloud makes things much more comfortable. But am I the only who thinks that moving everything to cloud is a huge mistake?

Many companies have been doing that.

Many companies are even more aggressive, they want the future with laptops like Chromebooks. I think it is a huge mistake that trend because it will create a vendor lock. Now the main cloud providers are Amazon, Google and Microsoft, maybe Alibaba.

@jrballesteros05 it is a huge mistake. Again.
Seems like an infinite cycle of good ideas, turned into big business and ending in corruption by power.
Not because people are evil or big corps are evil. It seems just hard to keep a balance once all checks are out of business.

@ghost_letters That's what makes me so sad. Good ideas create by people for people are fucked up for the same.

Radio
TV
Football or soccer
Free software and open source.
Etcetera

All are amazing ideas until someone decide to make money with it and just stole from the people.

Sometimes I don't know if business is compatible with community ideas. I don't say everything has to be free (as free beer) but at least transparent.

@jrballesteros05 First of all not everyone has a fast wifi connection. Second of all input lag will be huge because of the transmittion of inputs from server to desktop. Last when we lose internet we might lose progress in games which is annoying. :)

@XxAlexXx I don't want to sound toxic but I am happy solutions like Stadia don't succeed. At least let me have my games on my place.

@jrballesteros05 I'm of the same mind as you. The cloud is comfortable, but the price is control. If the past year has shown us anything it's that the big tech oligarchy has too much control.

But, I will say that the concept of cloud based computing is a solid one.

It's getting easier to get away from google drive with things like Nextcloud, but that's not really and option with a chromebook. At least not for most people..

@mab I remember a big company who were negotiating about the movement on cloud but they wanted to keep their data and the solution was that cloud provider installed a server on their datacenter and connection was through internet, everything goes to cloud except data but I just said. Was it really necessary? What was the difference between that and keeping the server in the datacenter? Why to make things more complicated? I know that are newer technologies but not all companies are Google.

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