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7 days in the cloud. Or so was my intention...

Mar 07, 2012, 22:01 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Jones)


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"Day 1: My 7 day test started off alright, initially. The first day was fine. I had to do some work with a spreadsheet which was already drawn up in Gnumeric. Gnumeric is my locally installed package I use for all my spreadsheet work on Ubuntu. Naturally, my first port of call for online spreadsheet work would be Google Documents. And thanks to Google Docs, uploading the file was of absolute ease. And once loaded into Google Docs, working on the file was equal an experience of working on the file on a locally installed system. I?ve been dabbling with Google Docs since before Google even acquired the service. Veterans might remember the original service was located at writely.com. Once it had been acquired by Google along with other online services, the lot were bundled together and integrated to create the Google Docs suite that you see today. It has come a long way. And Google Docs provides a nice online option for word processing, spreadsheet and more. I?m impressed with the service of what Google present us with today. And it is truly the best example of what can be done with cloud computing.

"Day 2... and the rest... This is where things began to take a different turn. And on day 2, I realized that I would never be able to survive 7 days in the cloud, as was my original intention. There is a few contributing factors that presented hurdles and create a few problems for me."

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