Nimbus Cloud Computer

Ohhhh, I want this.  But, I’m not really sure why I want it.  Basically its a workstation that you either pay $19.99/month to use, or it’s a workstation you pay nothing for in exchange of ads.

Nimbus Cloud Computer

You cannot load music onto it from CD’s, well you can load anything from CD’s since it doesn’t have a CD drive, just five USB drives.  It latches onto your high speed internet connection, connects to a mainframe computer and allows you to do most of what people do online without the hassles or expense of a full sized computer.  You just provide the monitor, USB keyboard and mouse, plug it in and apparently, you are good to go.

You can do almost anything on it that doesn’t require loading too much software, or hard drive space, or specialized hardware, or…  Well, I can’t really name all the limitations until they send me test system, hint hint.  They don’t really state the limitations, which isn’t really that unexpected.

You can get around the 2gb of hard drive space with an external drive and they infer that your printer should have no trouble with this unit.  Linux has never been more approachable for a n00b.

I say this is perfect for parents who want their kids to have a computer that

  1. Is cheap
  2. Is safe
  3. Won’t get them in trouble with the evil RIAA
Let’s hope that you don’t HAVE to use ScreenPC servers for the computer to operate, just in case the fold.