Home arrow Opinions arrow Page 4 - Online Virtual Computers
Watch our Tech Videos 
Dev Hardware Forums 
Computer Cases  
Computer Processors  
Computer Systems  
Digital Cameras  
Flat Panels  
Hardware Guides  
Hardware News  
Input Devices  
Mobile Devices  
Networking Hardware  
PC Cooling  
PC Speakers  
Power Supply Units  
Sound Cards  
Storage Devices  
Tech Interviews  
User Experiences  
Video Cards  
Weekly Newsletter
Developer Updates  
Free Website Content 
 RSS  Articles
 RSS  Forums
 RSS  All Feeds
Write For Us 
Contact Us 
Site Map 
Privacy Policy 
  >>> SIGN UP!  
  Lost Password? 

Online Virtual Computers
By: Barzan "Tony" Antal
  • Search For More Articles!
  • Disclaimer
  • Author Terms
  • Rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars / 15

    Table of Contents:
  • Online Virtual Computers
  • G.ho.st, Cloud Computing
  • More About Ghost and Alternatives
  • FanBox and Concluding Thoughts

  • Rate this Article: Poor Best 
      Del.ici.ous Digg
      Blink Simpy
      Google Spurl
      Y! MyWeb Furl
    Email Me Similar Content When Posted
    Add Developer Shed Article Feed To Your Site
    Email Article To Friend
    Print Version Of Article
    PDF Version Of Article


    Online Virtual Computers - FanBox and Concluding Thoughts

    (Page 4 of 4 )

    Moving on, G.ho.st and GoPC aren't the only online virtual computing services. There are others, but Fanbox seems to be something worth talked about-a lot. And unfortunately, the fashion in which the Web community speaks about it, is not a good one. It is certainly none of our business the kind of practices in which someone engages, but entire communities are repulsed by Fanbox. You can find lots of info on the Net.

    Let's remain objective and say nothing that could be taken as either positive or negative about FanBox. But just don't get surprised if you do a Google search on the following terms: fanbox spam. FanBox is the latest product of the San Diego-based SMS.ac company. They have over 50 million subscribers. As of the past few years, there has been lots of havoc going on regarding their labor and business practices.

    FanBox appears to be in the alpha development stage. You must register to find out what it's about. They sport virtual computer-like functions and features. The online community and bloggers, especially, claim to have received dozens, if not hundreds, of so-called "spam" (unsolicited) mails, coming from seemingly legit people. When you follow the link inside the mail, you're taken to a page to subscribe to one or more FanBox services.

    According to some blog entries and forum posts we've read, lots of people complain about Fanbox that, once they followed that link in the mail to register, then they are asked for their Hotmail/AOL/MSN/Gmail login information (including the password). And that's how "spam" comes to life, which isn't real spam by definition, since you're actually allowing them to send the mail to your friends from your address book.

    As I mentioned earlier, if you want to try Fanbox, go ahead. But as with everything else on the Internet (and real life), stay attentive and remain careful. Never give out your sensitive data, regardless of how legit and authentic the claims seem to be. If you're careful and really research the products and/or services you're using, "luck" is always with you since knowledge is power. And thanks to the Internet, you can get plenty.

    This article introduced the concept of cloud computing-based virtual computers in the online world and how some services offer "online desktops" on the go. Most of these services have been around for a year or two, or more, but right now have matured sufficiently to be reliable, robust, and full-fledged online workhorses.

    In closing, I'd like to invite you to join our community of technology professionals experienced in all areas of IT&C starting from software and hardware up to consumer electronics at Dev Hardware Forums. As well, be sure to check out the community of our sister site at Dev Shed Forums. We are friendly and we'll do our best to help you.

    DISCLAIMER: The content provided in this article is not warranted or guaranteed by Developer Shed, Inc. The content provided is intended for entertainment and/or educational purposes in order to introduce to the reader key ideas, concepts, and/or product reviews. As such it is incumbent upon the reader to employ real-world tactics for security and implementation of best practices. We are not liable for any negative consequences that may result from implementing any information covered in our articles or tutorials. If this is a hardware review, it is not recommended to open and/or modify your hardware.
    blog comments powered by Disqus


    - Apple iPad Mini Release No Big Deal
    - Cyborg Steve Mann Assaulted at McDonald`s in...
    - Are Forums Still Relevant?
    - The Top Tech Successes for 2011
    - Kindle DX versus Nook Color
    - Top Tech for 2011
    - New Exascale Supercomputer Set to Change the...
    - IT Inventory and Resource Management with OC...
    - Blizzard Forum Users Can Say Goodbye to Thei...
    - iPhone 4 Issue: Apple, Can You Hear Us Now?
    - Here`s Your Flying Car
    - Hardware News of Note
    - WorldLenns Hints at Wider Vision
    - Make Electronics: Learning By Discovery Book...
    - Opening Highlights of the Apple Worldwide De...

    Developer Shed Affiliates


    © 2003-2019 by Developer Shed. All rights reserved. DS Cluster - Follow our Sitemap
    KEITHLEE2zdeconfigurator/configs/INFUSIONSOFT_OVERLAY.phpzdeconfigurator/configs/ OFFLOADING INFUSIONSOFTLOADING INFUSIONSOFT 1debug:overlay status: OFF
    overlay not displayed overlay cookie defined: TI_CAMPAIGN_1012_D OVERLAY COOKIE set:
    status off