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Wow, Live Mesh is big.

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    magicalclick

    Anyone else knows that Live Mesh is not an application? It is actually a platform. A first glimps to cloud computing. I am truely amazed. But I am sure this is only a begining because the current Live Mesh platform is limited by web browser, which each browser has different implementation to the same standard.

    Here are links
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=1574
    http://www.istartedsomething.com/20080908/applications-coming-soon-to-a-mesh-near-you/

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    kettch

    Where does it say it's limited by a browser? The Windows version uses "chromeless" IE (probably just a wrapper around the standard web browser control), I'm sure that the Mac version will use an embedded version of WebKit. However, it looks like that is just for the "run anywhere" applications. Mesh isn't just about applications, or syncing. You are right, though. It's big.

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    CKurt

    kettch said:

    Where does it say it's limited by a browser? The Windows version uses "chromeless" IE (probably just a wrapper around the standard web browser control), I'm sure that the Mac version will use an embedded version of WebKit. However, it looks like that is just for the "run anywhere" applications. Mesh isn't just about applications, or syncing. You are right, though. It's big.

    I knew it was a platform, and yess it's bigg !

    You don't need to use the browser. You can directly from C# or any other desktop app read from and write TO the local copy of the mesh database.
    Mesh automatic picks up the change and syncs it to all needed devices. The Run anywhere examples are website app's who use the browser to make it visible to you. Not really a desktop app.

    But yeah, it's big !!! (no only if the User Experience with P2P was as great as with FolderShare)

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    Pace

    CKurt said:
    kettch said:
    *snip*
    I knew it was a platform, and yess it's bigg !

    You don't need to use the browser. You can directly from C# or any other desktop app read from and write TO the local copy of the mesh database.
    Mesh automatic picks up the change and syncs it to all needed devices. The Run anywhere examples are website app's who use the browser to make it visible to you. Not really a desktop app.

    But yeah, it's big !!! (no only if the User Experience with P2P was as great as with FolderShare)
    wouldnt know, dont get to play with it being in the UK. I guess you all do need a headstart Tongue Out

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    Ion Todirel

    kettch said:

    Where does it say it's limited by a browser? The Windows version uses "chromeless" IE (probably just a wrapper around the standard web browser control), I'm sure that the Mac version will use an embedded version of WebKit. However, it looks like that is just for the "run anywhere" applications. Mesh isn't just about applications, or syncing. You are right, though. It's big.

    isn't that what sync does? now I'm confused...

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    kettch

    Ion Todirel said:
    kettch said:
    *snip*
    isn't that what sync does? now I'm confused...
    Well, the idea of Mesh is that anything can be synced. All kinds of data including pictures, documents, favorites, and feeds. Here are some basic scenarios that are possible right now: http://www.redmondpie.com/about/meshdirectory/

    So, the potential lies in figuring out what kind of applications are going to benefit from having everything always everywhere.

    At this point, I'm addicted. The remote desktop feature works very well, and will even show me my entire desktop, not just the primary monitor. I've used it a bunch. I didn't even know I needed it so bad.

    Next step: Mobile

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    CKurt

    Pace said:
    CKurt said:
    *snip*
    wouldnt know, dont get to play with it being in the UK. I guess you all do need a headstart Tongue Out
    I'm from belgium, and I'm playing with it ! Wanna try ?

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    Dr Herbie

    With apologies to Douglas Adams: 
    "Mesh is huge. Really huge. You just wouldn't believe how amazingly, mind-bogglingly huge it is."

    That's what popped into my head reading the title for this thread

    Herbie

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    kettch

    Dr Herbie said:
    With apologies to Douglas Adams: 
    "Mesh is huge. Really huge. You just wouldn't believe how amazingly, mind-bogglingly huge it is."

    That's what popped into my head reading the title for this thread

    Herbie

    "We've got a really big Mesh tonight ladies and gentlemen. A really big Mesh"

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    Yggdrasil

    kettch said:
    Dr Herbie said:
    *snip*

    "We've got a really big Mesh tonight ladies and gentlemen. A really big Mesh"

    Oops.
    I seem to have made a mesh on the carpet.
    Sorry about that.

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    webmonkey

    Pace said:
    CKurt said:
    *snip*
    wouldnt know, dont get to play with it being in the UK. I guess you all do need a headstart Tongue Out
    I'm in the UK and i've been playing with it since the start.

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    turrican

    "...Having heard some people talk about just how difficult it is to move a music library from one computer to another, imagine storing your entire music collection on Mesh..."

    Thanks, but no thanks!

    I shiver by the thought of putting my entire lossless music collection which I paid dearly for "online" on some "cloud" and allow a big corp (whichever) to have full control of it.

    Smiley

    Never... not in this life.

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    Bas

    turrican said:

    "...Having heard some people talk about just how difficult it is to move a music library from one computer to another, imagine storing your entire music collection on Mesh..."

    Thanks, but no thanks!

    I shiver by the thought of putting my entire lossless music collection which I paid dearly for "online" on some "cloud" and allow a big corp (whichever) to have full control of it.

    Smiley

    Never... not in this life.

    Why would a big corp have full control over it if you're storing a copy of your stuff on their servers?

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    turrican

    Dr Herbie said:
    With apologies to Douglas Adams: 
    "Mesh is huge. Really huge. You just wouldn't believe how amazingly, mind-bogglingly huge it is."

    That's what popped into my head reading the title for this thread

    Herbie

    http://www.rense.com/general72/size.htm

    Imagine how big creatures are who live around those huge suns... each one of them could eat entire earth and don't notice it. Creepy thought.

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