I want Fedora in my future, but is it possible?

Temlakos temlakos at gmail.com
Fri Mar 22 19:16:43 UTC 2013

On 03/22/2013 03:07 PM, Richard Vickery wrote:
> ...and I think the term "most people" refers to the vast majority who 
> are not lawyers nor accountants. These professionals might need their 
> stuff saved on their own machines, or external drives. Of course, does 
> a private cloud need to be on the internet?

The "private Cloud" /could/ be the equivalent of one-day rented offices. 
We have a number of firms in the United States, who rent out 
professional-looking offices and conference rooms to small businesses 
who are basically running out of the owner's residence but want to meet 
clients in a setting that makes the client a little more comfortable. 
You can even hire someone, for 1 USD/day, to answer your telephone and 
pretend to be your dedicated secretary/receptionist. A shared or 
semi-dedicated private cloud would be an extension of this concept. Web 
hosting services already follow this model: shared server, 
semi-dedicated server, virtual private server, or fully dedicated 
server. You can envision private Cloud services offering similar tiers 
of service.

I imagine that the subscription fees would be stiff, though the traffic 
would probably not bear any more than the equivalent of buying a new 
minitower and laptop every three years.

This "private cloud" would be on the Internet, but use the technique 
known as Virtual Private Networking. In short, several levels of 
security that the public Internet normally does not see.

Still, someone could still crack into such a cluster, and I know some 
people who will never trust a Cloud, public /or/ private, with their 
"stuff." This "stuff" would be of a frankly subversive nature--or so 
some government officials might regard it.

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