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Can Cloud Desktop or Cloud in general replace Traditional PCs?

Latest reply: Nov 21, 2021 15:48:44 705 13 7 0 0

This is one of my articles from a recent activity, read and let me know about your opinion on this.


So our discussion evolves around Cloud Desktop here. To get a better understading we need to see the bigger picture here. 

Will it replace the traditional PC or not? ABSOLUTELY YES

But will it replace the Traditional PC completely? I think this is what we need to talk about. 

Because in the end, even if you want to access your Cloud Desktop, you need some kind of equipment to access it. Whether it is a laptop or tablet or in a more advanced and futuristic world it might be a smart watch

I think the question should be, When it'll replace the traditional PCs completely? 

We have to understand this whole phenomenon of Cloud Desktop first. A very simple explanation is below. 

"A Cloud Desktop is a virtual desktop, or you may also call it Desktop as a service, which you can access over the internet." So it's like your traditional PC, but you won't be able to see physical resources. And you can access it anywhere in the world over internet connection. They will be hosted on Server Provider's primeses. 


Let's have a look at the history first, The first computer which was invented back in 1943 and it was named ENIAC. It occupied more than 1800 Sq. ft. just to fit in, and years after that, a small smartphone which can fit into my pocket performs million times better than the computer which consumed 150kW of electricity. 

So this simply proves that we are slowly moving away from traditional equipment and we going towards a point where wo won't have to have anything which occupies space, infact we'd prefer something which can fit in our pockets. 

This panedemic has proved we don't need big setups to do our work, thousands of companies have completely shifted to cloud and they are running successfully. This concept of working from home is getting popular by each day passing. 

So for companies, it's obviously a better solution to move to Cloud Desktops. This makes sense that they don't have to spend money and human resourses on managing on-premises clouds. Whole technical world is moving towards a virtual platform. It might be a problem with personal desktops at the moment, but I'm hopeful, one day we'll have a better solution than to carry physical devices everywhere we go. 

So the whole point is, there will be a day when we'll have a complete Cloud Desktop world, But it's not an easy road and it'll take quite a few years. We still have a few challenges in the way of Cloud Desktops that we need to address, Like Fast internet connectionData Security and Availability

As far as Fast Internet is concerned, with the development of 5G, it's just a matter of few years that we'll have a 5G world or perhaps we'd have 6G in few more years. So that's not going to be a problem a couple of years later.Security has always been a concern with cloud development. Companies would have to offer better solutions or encryptions to users. Hopefully there'd be better and reliable solutions soon, but when exactly? That's still a question. 

I'm looking at an even bigger picture here, thinking it all through, I have a question of my own. With the development of Augmented and Virtual Reality, would we really need Desktop Systems at all? Or there might be a perfect world where we just have to wear a SMART WATCH or SMART GLASSES packed with super computing powers. I'm looking forward to that kind of world. Are You? 

Let me know about your opinion.

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stephen.xu
Admin Created Jul 22, 2020 00:37:09

Wow, a very original idea.

PC will be replaced but not only the cloud desktop. 


 No matter SMARTWATCH or SMART GLASSES are good for finding a new way.



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Ihteshamraza
HCIE Created Jul 22, 2020 07:13:25

I guess Cloud Desktop has the potential, but ways of accessing it will be changed. Like i said smart glasses is a way to achieve that goal. What if we could access our Cloud Desktop just with our glasses. Specially with the development of Virtual Reality. I think they way we live will be changed completely in next 5 to 10 years. Desktops will be gone for sure, because that's how Technology works. Technology eats Technology in order to bring something new.
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Ihteshamraza
HCIE Created Jul 22, 2020 07:25:41

Posted by stephen.xu at 2020-07-22 00:37 Wow, a very original idea. PC will be replaced but not only the cloud desktop.  No matter SMARTWAT ...
Technology is a cannibal and will eat itself to survive and get stronger. There's a new development called Mixed Reality, it is an extension of augmented reality. In MR, you can interact with the elements of Virtual world in real world environment. Now that's how the old technology will be replaced. This is the only future I'm looking forward to.
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albertR
Created Jul 22, 2020 22:46:39

amazing job
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Ihteshamraza
Ihteshamraza Created Jul 23, 2020 10:42:13 (0) (0)
thanks  
VinceD
Moderator Created Aug 24, 2020 18:24:26

I truly agree with this article. Cloud desktop will be our future desktop in a few years to come.
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Ihteshamraza
Ihteshamraza Created Aug 25, 2020 09:43:05 (0) (0)
Thanks my friend.  
little_fish
Admin Created Sep 15, 2020 02:05:48

That's so cool.Can Cloud Desktop or Cloud in general replace Traditional PCs?-3427887-1
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little_fish
little_fish Created Sep 15, 2020 02:07:36 (0) (0)
By the way. I prefer Cloud Desktop.  
Ihteshamraza
Ihteshamraza Reply little_fish  Created Sep 16, 2020 08:37:34 (0) (0)
Thanks, Cloud Desktop is a great way of moving forward. But I'd prefer something on which I have more control  
Jimmywick
Created Nov 10, 2021 17:04:56

- The usage of cloud-based virtual desktops will help remote employees work from anywhere, collaborate with their co-workers, and protect company data in one fell swoop.

Though it has the advantage but I do have mix feelings over it.
- No matter what services can be had in terms of remote processing, unless someone wants their whole job to be done by someone else and hold virtually no control of such a project, they will still need the processor, RAM and Motherboard to control their own job.
- They might not need to have an operating system installed locally, at a minimum they will need boot code locally ti start a Pxe boot and run their operating system from a remote “cloud”.
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NTan33
Created Nov 11, 2021 02:16:34

An interesting question to be sure.

If the price is right, and assuming no other significant issues, the cloud solution could very well be the default option going forward.
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user_4358465
Created Nov 21, 2021 15:48:44

Thanks for sharing!
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