Pano Logic’s Virtual Desktop — Do you Buy the Pitch?

Here’s the link:

Well, I’ve always something like this would be cool, but I don’t buy all the claims of no maintenance, no software, no CPU (GPU or memory), and rock solid security.  I’m sorry, but there is some basic hardward and coding needed to process images, handle peripherial input, and to shuffle data back and forth between the client and the server.  I’ve seen the way my weakest computer sputters when it has downloaded an application intensive webpage.  There’s a lot of operations going on inside a computer, so it seems to me that you would need a pretty FAT Internet pipe in order to handle the data in this virtual computing environment.  As for the security, well, fundamentally it makes no sense to me because the server can always be attacked.  It sounds to me, that anyone with a credential could go and cause problems.  Anyhow, I don’t know much about these things, but, this just doesn’t sound right.

Are there any experts out there who could explain how this would all work (in English please — I don’t understand network/CS speak)?  If this were seriously the case, then all video games could be played through virtualization and keeping up with the latest hardware would be out of the hands of the gamer.  In this way gaming would become a pure service like cable and it could be easily integrated into any entertainment device.



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