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There are already services that run games on the cloud.. like http://www.onlive.com/

Apparently it works well enough to keep them in business for a year or two.
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i dont think you have a solid understanding of physical limitations of networking hardware...

i could see something like internet hotspots having that... buuuuuuut not wide spread EVER... just compare the isp's of europe and north america, the north american countries are much larger and more spread out so the isp's arent nearly as good and have a very hard time upgrading and keeping up with the solid speed and quality obtained by tons of smaller european countries being tighter together

the technology might be possible in time, but i dont believe it will be practical even within 25 years
What physical limitations? Networking equipment will simply switch faster and use tighter frequency bands.

Considering 25 years ago the internet didn't even exist, I am positive this will be feasible in 25 years.
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There are already services that run games on the cloud.. like http://www.onlive.com/

Apparently it works well enough to keep them in business for a year or two.
I prefer the old fashioned way of inserting the DVD and installing my game from that instead of waiting hours upon hours or even days for my games to download. I say do what you like, just don't force cloud on us. Let us do things our way.
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I prefer the old fashioned way of inserting the DVD and installing my game from that instead of waiting hours upon hours or even days for my games to download. I say do what you like, just don't force cloud on us. Let us do things our way.
But what if it only took 2-3 minutes to download your game? Then which method would you prefer?
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What physical limitations? Networking equipment will simply switch faster and use tighter frequency bands.

Considering 25 years ago the internet didn't even exist, I am positive this will be feasible in 25 years.
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But what if it only took 2-3 minutes to download your game? Then which method would you prefer?
you are a dreamer arent ya?

yes, the technology will most likely be there in time...

but you have to think logically, will the large scale deployment actually be practical?

here in north america everything is so spread out, it will probably be years after the technology is possible before we even see a sizable deployment let alone the entire internet... ive met people online still rocking dial up internet because they cant get anything better in their area

not to mention, if you are saying wireless... it would probably be something like cell phone service, some places would be great, other places would be horrid, and even other places it would be absolutely non existant...

there is also probably some scientific limitations in there i dont even wanna think about... like the amount of data you can actually pass through the air at a long distance what speed and blah blah blah blah...

honestly, i wouldnt get your hopes up for major innovations like that to hit something like the actual internet infrastructure... i cant even see the people who own all the backbones and stuff actually even considering it because there is much more than what i said, such as stability, reliability, and not to mention security

EDIT: on reliability and stability... could you imagine a solar storm wiping out the entire internet for a few days? ouch...
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i don't see a problem downloading games, i can bring down an 8GB game in about 2 hours maybe. besides gaming on linux is not my type of thing for a number of reasons.

1. no native direct x support
2. Windows is more user friendly (in my opinion)
3. Linux come with no security, same with windows unless you add your own.

possibly more reasons but i cba as its half 4 in the morning and im going to bed.
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2. Windows is more user friendly (in my opinion)
Can you expand on that? "User friendly" is a meaningless term.
    
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i don't see a problem downloading games, i can bring down an 8GB game in about 2 hours maybe. besides gaming on linux is not my type of thing for a number of reasons.

1. no native direct x support
2. Windows is more user friendly (in my opinion)
3. Linux come with no security, same with windows unless you add your own.

possibly more reasons but i cba as its half 4 in the morning and im going to bed.
with downloading games... i have a 20mbps connection, you would think steam would do great.. but i peak at like 500kbps and usually get around 100... usually with downloading large amounts of data like that, its the limitations on the download servers bandwidth that cause problems... took me well over 10 hours to download l4d2

no native dx support, but it has native ogl support and it IS capable of dx... just takes some work

linux and windows are both user friendly imo, its just a matter of knowing where stuff is and what to do... windows is really just seen as more user friendly because everyone learns on windows first really

linux generally comes with a SElinux, i dont know of a main stream distro that doesnt and on top of that, linux is designed to be a secure network operating system in the first place and it doesnt have near the amount of security problems windows has... just think of it this way, linux was designed to be a secure network operating system, windows wasnt and so microsoft is still trying to patch the hell out of it to get it up to par
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3. Linux come with no security, same with windows unless you add your own.
It doesn't need any. I do agree though that i prefer the UI of Windows, but I still love linux.
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I think many of you got the wrong idea about onlive.com. You don't download games from them to install to your local drive, the game runs on their hardware and they stream the video to you.
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