Who is this Mr. Zonbu guy? My, you’re nosey. You can read more about me here.
What follows in this blog is my experience with the Zonbu, from ordering it, to musings while I await delivery, to installing it and attempting to use it for virtually all my daily computing tasks for at least a month.
I’m not going to dissect the hardware (which isn’t really unique to Zonbu anyway – more on that later), or analyze the various apps, or get religious about the flavour of linux it runs or the apps available on it natively. I’m going to plug it in, hook it up, and tell you what happens. Can you really do 90% of your daily tasks on this box?
What I would like to know about Zonbu is what the power trade off is of storing your data off site? Yes the pc itself sips watts but doesn’t it create more work for internet servers & storage locations? We need to really think about the overall effects of our choices, not just how much power savings we see in our homes/offices.
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How is it going with the Zonbu? What’s the latest?
Could you please answer this question for us…
We have a relatively small, relatively simple, very low performance needed java program that currently runs as a java applet in IE and FF, and as a .jar java app.
Do you think our Java program will run under the latest version of Zonbu?
Thanks for the very insightful blog, I’ve been following Zonbu since last year with interest as I think its an idea that has a lot to offer (Sun Microsystems appear to be pushing a similar idea of cloud computing for the business and government sectors which appears very promising see http://www.bigfromage.com/ if you can be bothered). I’m wondering though whether it might be ahead of its time?
Keep up the good work and good luck with parenthood.