linspire was still linux at its heart, its still around i believe as freespire, but it did fail horribly. i purchased a copy of it once, to try it out, it spent less than 6 hours on my machine, cause what i knew of windows didn't work in linspire and what i knew of linux, somewhat worked there
the one thing i love bout the cloud concept, is it wont matter what OS you are running, but at the same time, the idea of of entrusting the interweb with my stuff, and the reliability of my internet comes into question, it is the one thing i dislike about steam, i lost internet for 2 weeks, while my ISP wanted to argue with me that the problem was with my router, not their modem or cables running into my house, at the end of the 2 weeks when they finally sent out a technician, and guess what, the problem was at the switch
a mile away from my house.
but that isn't the point, that i'm smarter than tier 1 and 2 tech support, the point is, my internet was down, and when it was up it was seriously flaky, i was unable to play 90% of my games on steam, cause they require steam authentication, which means i would have to login, same with the cloud, with internet that is shoddy, no matter who you have, any interruption in service for whatever reason, will render your computer a 100% useless.
i know i've hijacked this thread
sorry for it.