I just did a website for a company that offers what you are looking for, but it depends where you are located, they are in the Boston area, and until they grow bigger, it's better if you are in New England, although they are testing out their service in Virginia. They are: www.cloudconnect.net. -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Casey Crookston Sent: Friday, August 12, 2011 4:52 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] single user virtual dektop So, twice in the last four weeks my hard drive on my laptop has been fried. The first time my wife dropped my laptop, the second time my two year old shoved it off the table. I had everything backed up via an online service so nothing vital was lost, other than the time to but a new hard drive, re-install all the apps, and download all my files... (and some choice cuss words and a few angry clients who I told would have to wait a few more days to have their project complete). I can go out and get another laptop or hard drive, but it's only a matter of time before this happens again. My idea: find a way to develop on the could. Ideally, I would have access to my own virtual Windows desktop on which I would have all my development tools. The only problem is that I have yet to find a service that offers this for 1 individual that is even close to being cost effective. Most virtual host companies are geared towards companies with 50+ users. When I ask about 1 user they respond with confusion. I have to explain several times that I only want ONE (1) virtual desktop, and when that finally registers, they say, "Oh, that's not what we really do." I can't be the only person who has looked for this service before. Does anyone know of such a service? Thanks, Casey -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !