Saying "Cloud is just a fancy way of saying OPS" is along the lines of saying "Oak is just a fancy way of saying tree".
Yup, you are 100% correct, "other people's servers" is a nebulous, non-accurate, gaseous term that doesn't quite hit the nail on the head (just like "clould computing"). On the other hand, it doesn't make me feel like a pointy-haired boss when I use it in conversation with others.
Who wants to play buzz-word bingo?
But that doesn't mean that every datacentre is a cloud, because a cloud has properties that most datacentres do not.
Maybe not, but that is besides the point. The "cloud" is just a fancy way of saying "other peoples servers" (OPS).
Or even just keeping a copy of your own data on your own system.
Thats why I don't call it "cloud computing", I prefer OPS (other peoples servers). Its more self-explanitory.
Storing confidential data in the "cloud" (how I hate that term) is a
Lots of users say they hate using the term "the cloud", but they continue to use it anyway. Why not just say "other peoples servers"?
Who says there'll be no app store? There might well be plenty, if MS don't restrict it so that you can only run apps from one store.
This article says there will be a closed app store.. with a few free lame apps, thats as good as *no* app store.
LoJack swiftly changes to HiJack with a good meal after midnight
There, fixed that for you. A splash of water would give you more laptops... if only
Take an astronaut to launch.