Work while you travel with Microsoft

I know when going to work one of the most annoying things that can happen is traffic jams especially if you have to get somewhere before a certain time well Microsoft may have a wacky but cool answer to this. In China Microsoft have gutted a bus and replaced it with computers so if you want to get a head start on work before you get to work you can, the bus is equipped with 3G and Wi-Fi so if you don't want to use the computers provided you can use your own.

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Well... it should use Windows 7... or Vista right now. It would be a great way to advertise their product. People think so badly of Vista, so Microsoft really needs to work on their image. This would be a great way to do that.

Vista has high power consumption because it is the fail.
Microsoft are pretty much fixing vista up and calling it "windows 7"
So I believe it will have Vista's functionality with XP's performance

Wonder what would happen in a crash (physical bus one), screens would fly everywhere. On the AV topic I think Microsoft use eTrust

Interesting idea, but isn't it nice to spejd the 30 mins before you get to work travelling not staring at the monitor? You're going to spend 8 hours staring at it all day and all night when you get home as it is. :P

lol I certainly hope all the office equipment and furniture is securely locked down. Would not like to be in a crash while in that bus!

A very cool idea though.

I wondered that myself. It looks like they needed to make "desk room" for the travelers though.

A laptop would have taken up all that open space with the keyboard. The current solution puts the keyboard in a slide away tray it looks like.

I'm pretty sure that bus is a promotional tool that many companies have that showcase their products, etc.

This was going around in a email fwd for years.

Can someone verify or maybe read the writing on the bus?? Pretty sure it's for product display.

That bus better be a transformer. I mean what if I want to take a shower. Or go to the restroom. Who can do that when stuck in a traffic jam?

Lets hope they have some good antivirus or "reimage on reboot" system setup. Else that is gonna be one heck of a virus on wheels.

FixedBit said,
Lets hope they have some good antivirus or "reimage on reboot" system setup. Else that is gonna be one heck of a virus on wheels.

Thanks for your meaningless opinion, Mac fanboy.

MightyJordan said,
Thanks for your meaningless opinion, Mac fanboy.

Mac fanboy? I don't see what that has to do with the comment he made.
He's completely right: with the amount of users using the machines they better have some good antivirus software or system reset installed otherwise those machines are going to be VERY unsafe.

MightyJordan said,
Thanks for your meaningless opinion, Mac fanboy.

I have not touched a mac in years, much less "fanboy." I am running Windows 7 right now and Windows Server 2008 on my home server.

Now I am running CentOS on my web server but I hardly would consider myself a fanboy for them... lol

MightyJordan, if my opinion is meaningless, what does that make yours?

*wonders why he feeds the troll*

Shadow Dragon said,
Mac fanboy? I don't see what that has to do with the comment he made.
He's completely right: with the amount of users using the machines they better have some good antivirus software or system reset installed otherwise those machines are going to be VERY unsafe.

Shadow Dragon, you are a very insightful person and are correct. I used to work for my local public school system maintaining their computers. They received pretty much the same treatment these will get and I had to re image them fairly often.

FixedBit said,
I have not touched a mac in years, much less "fanboy." I am running Windows 7 right now and Windows Server 2008 on my home server.

Now I am running CentOS on my web server but I hardly would consider myself a fanboy for them... lol

MightyJordan, if my opinion is meaningless, what does that make yours?

*wonders why he feeds the troll*

Sorry, FixedBit. I was a bit stressed out earlier today when I posted that. I apologise.

You're right about it needing a good antivirus. If it's got NOD32 or Kaspersky, it's got nothing to worry about. I do think that your "reimage on reboot" idea is a bit extreme, though. It would be a very secure option, I'll admit that, but it'd probably take ages to reimage, and it seems like far too much hassle.

You don't need to re-image on reboot. Microsoft already have a solution - Windows Steadystate. Basically, any changes to the system drive are reset on reboot in no time. You can download it for free. Google it.

MightyJordan said,
Sorry, FixedBit. I was a bit stressed out earlier today when I posted that. I apologise.

Its ok man we all have bad days.

As for Steady State, I forgot about that, but I have not done "that line of work" in years so I am not up on the new technology out for it.