[LAD] [OT] Richard Stallman warns against ChromeOS

ailo ailo.at at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 12:11:58 UTC 2010

On 12/17/2010 10:36 AM, Philipp Überbacher wrote:
> As for my university, as far as I know they use some RAID system for
> everyday and tapes for sensitive data. And they already had their whole
> RAID fail at the same time.
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I've been busy setting up a system where all the data on my machines are 
partly mirrored with each other and fully backed up to a home server 
(not much unlike what google offers, though I don't keep a mail server).
There are two problems as I see it with this setup (other than working 
out the mirroring/backup system).
The first is internet bandwidth. If you need more than one 100Mbit 
connection it can get a little expensive (it will propably be worth it 
in a couple of years, I think).
The other is the risc of lightning. Better to have the backup/sync 
server at a remote location.

For keeping stuff in the cloud (which solves a lot of problems), I would 
find it strange if not web hotels will try to compete with google, but 
using addon software with windows/ mac/ linux instead.
In my mind all the prices for different services (apart from webpage 
hosting, perhaps) are still much too high. The value of diskspace is 
ridiculous with services like Dropbox and the like.
For important backups, a smaller diskspace will suffice. For audio 
related projects, diskspace is kind of important to consider.

Google can offer a priceless service up to a certain disksize. I would 
be prepared to pay for an "account" (not google), if I got just a little 
more for my money, which I'm sure will happen in the coming few years.


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