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Imagine a ChromeOS-style Windows 10 ... oh wait, there it is and it's called Windows Cloud

CrazyOldCatMan Silver badge
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> Until the system goes down. Or a security issue stops the entire cloud system from working. Or a patch breaks everything.

I can't see there being a problem. IBM had this business model running really smoothly in the 1970s.

Yeah - but (generally) IBM then knew what they were doing. And a properly-run mainframe doesn't stop just because of a small hardware failure[1].. Especially when done in proper clusters with redundant hardware and sysops who know what they are doing[2].

[1] Software failures on the other hand. Well, lets just say that I once was a mainframe assembler programmer before I grew up and went into support.

[2] And haven't just come back from the pub after an (entirely) liquid lunch.

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