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Ubuntu is an open source software platform that runs from the cloud, to the smartphone, to all your things

I am somewhat off the topic of Linux but I am already passionate about ubuntu.

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Ubuntu doesn't run from the cloud, and Ubuntu is Linux. So the above is rather nonsense.

Kees

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That's news to me.

I know folk are trying to run an OS from the cloud but so far all computer platforms follow a boot to some OS that is local then connects to the cloud.

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Re: cloud

It's a litteral quote from http://www.ubuntu.com: "Ubuntu is an open source software platform that runs from the cloud, to the smartphone, to all your things."

One pagedown lower it says: "Introducing Autopilot. The easiest way to build a highly resilient OpenStack cloud. Build your own cloud" and "Multiple devices, one experience. Ubuntu is a single software platform that runs across smartphones, tablets and PCs. It is designed to help make converged computing a reality: one system, one experience, multiple form factors."

So I think it should be interpreted as something like: "Ubuntu runs everywhere, from the most lowly smartwatch to the biggest cloud."
But I think that you will find it difficult to buy a smartwatch or even a smartphone with Ubuntu at the moment, and that even our most enthousiastic Linux fans (like James and Digger) don't run a private cloud, let alone a public cloud, with their beloved Ubuntu."

Kees

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That's pushing it IMO.

While the apps and your stuff may be in that cloud, no system to date boots the OS from the cloud since, well, that's pretty hard to do. Not impossible as we booted over network cards years ago. That was a passing fancy that some places still try to run but I haven't seen a PXE Network Boot for 2 decades now. The setup and care isn't worth it today since we can have the OS onboard to get it running then hit the cloud for apps and data.

So, yes, that is what ChromeBooks/Boxes and such do today. OS is not in the cloud there.

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maybe thinking "thin clients"

But wouldn't want to do it over the internet, too slow, especially through the necessary VPN.

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When I VPN

I use TAILS.

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Hmmm

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