Have you ever thought you can use your PC without actually having a Hard Drive attached to it???? Yes, it is absolutely possible.

Due to the advancements in Cloud Computing many of the organizations are shifting to VDI (Virtual Desktop Environment) which has many advantages which will be addressed later in this article.

TransOS – A new-cloud based operating system for all kinds of computer is being developed by researchers in China.

 

Traditional PC

Computer users are familiar to different degrees with the operating system that gets their machines up and running, whether that is the Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, ChromeOS or other operating system. The OS handles the links between hardware, the CPU, memory, hard drive, peripherals such as printers and cameras as well as the components that connect the computer to the Internet, critically it also allows the user to run the various bits of software and applications they need, such as their email programs, web browsers, word processors, spreadsheets and games.

In The Cloud

While, operating systems seem firmly entrenched in the personal computer and their files, documents, movies, sounds and images, sit deep within the hard drive. Traditionally, software too is stored on the same hard drive for quick access to the programs a user needs at any given time. However, there is a growing movement that is taking the applications off the personal hard drive and putting them “in the cloud.”

A working internet connection with a Web Browser is what all you need….

The user connects to the Internet and “runs” the software as and when needed from a cloud server, perhaps even storing their files in the cloud too. This has numerous advantages for the user. First, the software can be kept up to date automatically without their intervention. Secondly, the software is independent of the hardware and operating system and so can be run from almost any computer with an Internet connection. Thirdly, if the user files are also in the cloud, then they can access and use their files anywhere in the world with a network connection and at any time.

The operating system code is stored on a cloud server and allows a connection from a bare terminal computer. The terminal has a minimal amount of code that boots it up and connects it to the Internet dynamically. TransOS then downloads specific pieces of code that offer the user options as if they were running a conventional operating system via a graphical user interface. Applications are then run, calling on the TransOS code only as needed so that memory is not hogged by inactive operating system code as it is by a conventional desktop computer operating system.

So, if you just have an internet connection…. Violaa…. you can work on ur PC from almost any device, let it be your Mobile, Tab, even a TV with a working Internet connection….

Courtesy: http://www.sciencedaily.com

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Mahesh.P

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