An American cloud computing startup goes to Kickstarter to Revolutionize the Web

By Thomas Denton,
May 17, 2015

You have heard about cloud storage, Dropbox, iDrive, OneDrive and Google Drive. Nvidia’s new tablet can stream video games from the cloud, Microsoft Azure and AWS are hosting servers for businesses.

As you can see the trend is going from traditional computing to cloud computing.
A U.S. startup ApostleMod believes that personal desktops are the next step in the revolution started by the Cloud.

With Sony’s acquisition of OnLive the great endeavor to bring their product called Onlive Desktop, which is essentially a desktop in Cloud, was buried along with the amazing service OnLive Game streaming that was defeated by Nvidia Shield.

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In the meantime ApostleMod revived the dream of Cloud Virtual desktops that this independent company has been developing for 2 years. The project meant to be the new OnLive Desktop and even more than that is called Mise En Abyme Cloud Computers.

The project’s web site www.apostlemod.com hosts virtual Windows 10 PCs for the users to access these computers over the web GUI.

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This new cloud service is different from the ones that already exist in terms that Mise En Abyme is an entire OS that uses virtualized hardware, in other words, a ‚Äėsmart‚Äô cloud, not just a storage (like dropbox), and unlike Shield tablet you may install you own games and apps to stream them over the Internet to your physical BYO device.

The project was released as a free public beta in March 2015 and you can try Mise En Abyme beta at this link https://miseenabyme.apostlemod.com

The username and password are publically available only on the developer’s Facebook page for security purposes.

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The project is ready for the commercial stage and was released its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter that will last May 16 ‚Äď June 15.

Backers of Mise En Abyme will enjoy such awards as Power and Eleet personal Cloud Computers, as well as early access to limited, Linux Newbie computers

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Eleet is a gaming cloud computer with the following parameters:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel¬ģ Xeon¬ģ E3-1200 v3 (2.3 ‚Äď 3.5 GHz)
  • RAM memory: 6Gb
  • Disk Space: 300 Gb
  • Graphic Card: Nvidia GRID
  • Kickstarter Price: $950
  • Or monthly subscription: $80/Month

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Power is a personal virtual cloud PC meant to run on a variety of devices ‚Äď Mac, Linux, iOS or Android with access from anywhere in the world. Regardless of the end user‚Äôs hardware, a Power cloud computer will have:

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel¬ģ Xeon¬ģ E3-1200 v3 (2.3 ‚Äď 3.5 GHz)
  • RAM memory: 6Gb
  • Disk Space: 300 Gb
  • Kickstarter Price: $450
  • Or monthly subscription: $50/Month

Newbie is a free edition of Mise En Abyme project. It’s a shared minimal cloud computer that runs Linux intended for use in Third World countries. Such computers can run on basic hardware including Raspberry Pi ($35).

Mise En Abyme is going to be the next building block of web 3.0, it’s going to solve shortage of computers in Third World Countries and it will be the next Facebook where users all over the world will connect to their personal virtual cloud computers

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Thomas D, Project director at ApostleMod

ApostleMod’s big quest to redefine what it means to use a computer is certainly an ambitious project and it’s extremely noteworthy for gamers, geeks, I.T. pros and Internet junkies.