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Hi, here is a Cloud- based Disc Cleaner by SlimWare:

"SlimCleaner - Download.com"

CNET article: "SlimCleaner crowdsources power cleaning" http://download.cnet...0066937-12.html

CNET download: http://download.cnet...4-75279939.html (incl. comments)

This is the first cloud-based disk cleaner, that I have come across!

It was given 4 stars by the users by CNET, and I have downloaded & installed it (freeware). There is a help online and a PDF Manual (22 pages) for downloading!

I have made the setup and running scan a few times. It cleans not more, than other cleaners, so I am not impressed!

Cheers,

sweidre

PS. I do not know, how many users contribute to the cloud. Maybe the product will be better, when time goes by? DS

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Hi, here is an article with a poll by Tech. Republic about Cloud Computing:

"Poll: Should you really trust the cloud with your valuable data?"

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/poll-should-you-really-trust-the-cloud-with-your-valuable-data/4375?tag=nl.e019

Cheers,

sweidre

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Hi, here is an article by Tech.Republic.com about Cloud Computing:

"How innovative design allowed one cloud company to withstand Amazon's recent outage"

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/networking/how-innovative-design-allowed-one-cloud-company-to-withstand-amazons-recent-outage/3995?tag=nl.e019

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sweidre

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Hi, here is another Cloud-based product by SlimWare:

"SlimComputer - Download.com" (freeware)

The product can be downloaded from here:

http://download.cnet.com/SlimComputer/3000-2096_4-75279938.html

CNET gave the product 4.5 stars. The user comments are positive!

I have downloaded & installed the product, but I am not especially impressed, unfortunately!

(The cloud consists of the opinions by other users regarding softwares used. Number of members?)

Cheers,

sweidre

PS. I think, that SlimWare is defining cloud in its own way! DS

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Hi, here is a 3rd Cloud-based freeware by SlimWare:

"SlimDrivers Free (Cloud-based) - Download.com"

The software can be downloaded from CNET here:

http://download.cnet...4-75279940.html

CNET has not evaluated this software, but the reviews by the users are very positive (5 blue stars)!

I have downloaded & installed this product and managed to update all out-off-date 21 drivers flawlessly with this software. So the software worked well to my surprise! I have had problems before to have my drivers updated using differenr freewares & sharewares with always bad results! Maybe a cloud-based driver updater based upon cloud experience will be the ultimate solution, provided that the number of members of the cloud is enough! (One major disadvantage of this product is that the number of members is not shown anywhere!)

Cheers,

sweidre

PS. Regarding this product there is also a shareware with more functions. DS.

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Hi, here is an article by ZDNET.com about Apple iCloud:

"Apple iCloud: Nice incremental revenue boost, but halo effect more notable"

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/apple-icloud-nice-incremental-revenue-boost-but-halo-effect-more-notable/49893?tag=nl.e019

Cheers,

sweidre

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Hi, here is an article by Tech.Republic about tool usage at the cloud:

"Finally, some actual tools to use in your move to the cloud"

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tech-manager/finally-some-actual-tools-to-use-in-your-move-to-the-cloud/5882?tag=nl.e064

Cheers,

sweidre

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Hi, here is article by Tech.Republic, com about comparison between the clouds of Apple & Google:

"Apple cloud vs. Google cloud: The philosophical differences"

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/hiner/apple-cloud-vs-google-cloud-the-philosophical-differences/8492?tag=nl.e098

Cheers,

sweidre

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Hi, here is an article by ZDNET.com about failing of Cloud computing infrastructures:

"Cloud computing infrastructures will routinely fail, panel says"

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/cloud-computing-infrastructures-will-routinely-fail-panel-says/51218?tag=nl.e019

Cheers,

sweidre

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Hi, here is an article by Tech.Republic.com about What is moving to Cloud?:

"What's moving to cloud? Mostly startups and non-critical apps"

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/hiner/whats-moving-to-cloud-mostly-startups-and-non-critical-apps/8558?tag=nl.e019

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sweidre

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I read a CNET article a few days ago that Bitdefender 2012 has incorporated into their line of suites a behavior analysis/blocking feature which functions very similarly to Emsisoft's Mamutu besides the fact that it is also cloud based. It will detect unusual system behavior which will prompt a allow or deny response from the user and using a community based approach to keep track of what's being allowed (whitelisted) and blocked (blacklisted) and then this data is analyzed to help detect zero day or unknown threats being seen in the wild and quickly responding by protecting it's users by automatic signature updates there after. So in theory, as the database grows, fewer false positives from safe programs should be seen as they get whitelisted while blacklisted programs (known or newly discovered malware) are automatically blocked to help protect the user.

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I read a CNET article a few days ago that Bitdefender 2012 has incorporated into their line of suites a behavior analysis/blocking feature which functions very similarly to Emsisoft's Mamutu besides the fact that it is also cloud based. It will detect unusual system behavior which will prompt a allow or deny response from the user and using a community based approach to keep track of what's being allowed (whitelisted) and blocked (blacklisted) and then this data is analyzed to help detect zero day or unknown threats being seen in the wild and quickly responding by protecting it's users by automatic signature updates there after. So in theory, as the database grows, fewer false positives from safe programs should be seen as they get whitelisted while blacklisted programs (known or newly discovered malware) are automatically blocked to help protect the user.

I have Emsisoft Anti-Malware (shareware), that is said to have behavour analysis (not cloud-based). It can be updated every minute, if I like, but upating takes long time, so I prefer manual updating once a day.

Is Bitdefender 2012 a freeware or hareware?

Cheers,

sweidre

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