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[winsupersite]Microsoft's Been Swift-Boated. Now What?

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This commentary originally appeared in the June 24, 2008 issue of Windows IT Pro UPDATE, an email newsletter aimed at IT professionals. --Paul

You've no doubt seen Apple's infamous Switcher ads. Who hasn't? In ad after ad, a Windows PC--played to humorous effect by affable comedian and "The Daily Show" contributor John Hodgman--is played the fool by Mac, a barely tolerable student slacker played by Justin Long (who I'm sure is a fine guy in real life). The Switcher ads are painfully effective, though anyone with even a modest understanding of what's really going on today in the PC marketplace will tell you that Apple's claims often stretch the bounds of credibility.

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I didn't really see any news in there, it was just a summary of trends that have been building for years. He makes some valid points (google apps and cloud based solutions rising, apple's marketing department should be dragged out and shot), nothing remotely new though.
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What are cloud based solutions?
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I didn't really see any news in there, it was just a summary of trends that have been building for years. He makes some valid points (google apps and cloud based solutions rising, apple's marketing department should be dragged out and shot), nothing remotely new though.
Ah I guess it's not "news"... but I enjoyed it, hope you liked it too.
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What are cloud based solutions?
"Cloud computing" is just another buzzword, kind of like Web 2.0 and all the others. In short, it's internet-based applications taking the place of locally executed ones.

In enterprise circles, it can also mean services like what Amazon provides with on-demand datacenter type services. (I/E, outsourcing to the internet "cloud")
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"Cloud computing" is just another buzzword, kind of like Web 2.0 and all the others. In short, it's internet-based applications taking the place of locally executed ones.

In enterprise circles, it can also mean services like what Amazon provides with on-demand datacenter type services. (I/E, outsourcing to the internet "cloud")
Ah -- I avoid that crap like the plague.
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