You have used an example and posted links from a Comp Reporter from A few years ago
Correct...but out of context. I was relating to a question regarding a definition or DaaS/WaaS.
I am not trying to diss you Doc, I respect your rank and position in this forum, all i am saying is , we see lots of things reported on the net by respected people, but we see the absolute opposite on the net too, again by respected reporters. Complete cloud based computing is no closer now than it was when Win 10 was announced as a Waas all those years ago.
We as lowly computer users have very little control over MS and the way they like to do things. You think AI may be my downfall and will put an end to my Hacking as some call it, Experimentation as others may call it. All i can answer to that is, many times over the years i have heard doom a gloom about how things i use will change. Some of those changes did come to pass, and others did not. I still continued,(working with others) to meddle with those changes until those changes and there effects were negated. That is not going to change any time soon, even Stardock felt the need to change something MS dropped the ball over with there Start Apps, others cashed in on this MS error of judgement too as we now see a slew of paid and none paid start replacement apps, that is one example we can all relate too. I am not a company, but when needed i can be very resourceful, i spend time with like minded peeps, we share information and ways to do things, if i sound to you like a "He thinks he knows this or that", i only base this on earlier seismic changes made by MS, that myself and others has decided to alter, change and experiment on until either that change has been reversed or made better and more user friendly, we then share those changes in forums helping spread the word. Every single "negative to the user thing" MS changes or has changed over many years, has been made good by resourceful people, that will not change anytime soon. Will i pay to use my own computer like you think is the next move by MS, NO, will i continue to use my Computer in the normal way using Windows 11, 12 or later, YES. I have said this so many times before. MS pushes, resourceful Peeps Push Back, i see no reason for this to change. Keep your eyes on the scene Doc, no matter what MS does, if plenty of users do not like it, changes, fixes and work arounds will pop up all over the net. You may think MS as all powerful with ultimate power over how users work and play on there machines, i know plenty who would do something about that, i can not see that changing mate.