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Apple Patent Hints at Net-Booting Cloud Strategy 156

An anonymous reader writes "Apple has received a patent that hints at the intent of providing network computers that will boot through a 'net-booted environment.' It may seem that Apple is moving slowly into the cloud computing age and that it has many assets that are simply not leveraged in what could be a massive cloud environment that could cause more than just a headache for Google and Microsoft. However, it appears that Apple has been working for some time on an operating system, conceivably a version of a next-generation Mac OS or iOS, that could boot computers and other devices via an Internet connection."
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Apple Patent Hints at Net-Booting Cloud Strategy

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  • by Sarten-X ( 1102295 ) on Tuesday January 04, 2011 @10:21PM (#34761478) Homepage

    Conceivably Tech is one of the most detrimental "journalism" outfits I've yet encountered. I'm fairly certain their writing method is as follows:

    1. Find an event or patent from a big company.
    2. Pick a Fear Of The Week or a Competitor Of The Week.
    3. Pick a Technology Of The Week.
    4. State that the company is aiming for the Fear/Competitor by using the Technology.
    5. Pick a related image that doesn't explain anything.
    6. Publish.

    We've all seen this kind of system before, used by psychics to predict various catastrophes. "There will be a water disaster in 2011!" covers everything from drought to blizzard, and they will take credit for predicting it. I suspect that's what these folks are going for, too. If their predictions don't pan out, they can always claim something's "done well amidst fears of..."

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