9 posts • joined 24 Nov 2010
LO cloud will be indeed critical against the msft office monopoly.
There are some big issues right now with LO:
-Sharing/storage and opening files on the other end.
Which were mentioned on a canonical user study (point 1):
All this can be solved with the LO cloud service (if done correctly).
-No need to know how to download or install LO (done instantly in a browser.).
-Instantly share files.
-No lost documents, they’re always kept in the cloud.
-Even if user has msft office installed, he/she can edit the shared docs easily. No need to open them with msft office or install other offline suites.
-Can still use offline version of LO and share quickly on the web with anyone that has email.
And as you mentioned: the best of both worlds and offiline editing (if no online connection).
As a personal note, my Dad has quit the need for Msft office once he started using online suites like g-docs or zoho (even msft office web). He can also share without fear of the other end not being able to edit or view correctly the docs.
I think he will indeed love LO online (again, if executed correctly).
a good backup / system rollback system needs to be in place.
Something people can revert back to.
It has to create a snapshot every time the user starts updating.
older unused snapshots get deleted. But there should always be 1 or 2 snapshots the user can go back to.
Btrfs would be the ideal, but they could have an alternative app that does this if its not ready for when they go rolling
there should be a stable LTS release for corporate and servers
it should be similar to this:
update when u want
you're not forced to update anything.
if you want to update your packages in 5 years, than be my guest.
you can remove old modules with ubuntu-tweak
A happy Dell
Dell will be extremely happy
They are still selling laptops with the soon to be unsupported ubuntu 9.10 ....
they clearly dont like full upgrades every 6 months and users dont like to buy an aging distro.
Rolling release will mean that hardware manufacturers can now embrace fully.
so, with a good testing of packages and btrfs able to make system snapshots and revert back in case of failures directly from the grub, then ubuntu will be pretty much perfect!
the final piece of the puzzle would be to get Btrfs (butter fs) ready and integrated with grub, then we can revert back in case a package or upgrade messes up something.
Of course lets see if its ready to substitute ext4 by then, it needs as much love as possible so breakage can be a thing of the past!
cheap arm netbooks
makes perfect sense that chromeOS is for keyboards
android is not made for netbooks, but for tablets and phones
the 2 should not be mixed
chromeOS makes much more sense on super cheap but comfortable ARM netbooks.
am really interested in grabbing one!