Hello Kickstarter community! Welcome to Rana Computer. We are here to offer a new approach to how computers work. Have you ever been frustrated with the speed at which your computer runs? Are you tired of having to replace your computer (or it's internal hardware) every three or so years? Have you ever been worried about being monitored on your computer? Are you tired of constantly worrying about its security and privacy?
Our objective is to solve all of these problems associated with modern day computers using what is called cloud computing. Cloud computing is the concept of processing abstraction. We engineered the Rana Operating System to be fully based on cloud computing. Under this model every bit of processing that would normally happen on your local computer will now happen on our Rana servers and only a visual output will be returned to your local computer. As a result you will have dedicated server speeds right on your own personal computer. We will always constantly be upgrading our hardware for you so that you never have to. No more need to buy a new computer every three years or swap out your hardware. We will take care of that for you. Rana Computer could be the last computer you will ever need.
Rana can heighten your computer's security to a whole new level. Because our software will be completely open source, there will be constant security audits of our software so that you will know EXACTLY what we do. We also employ a custom private key encryption algorithm so that any data you send to our servers cannot be intercepted and accessed. Finally, because none of your data is stored locally on your machine, you can be assured that nobody will be able to steal any of your banking or financial information, even if your laptop is stolen.
We also NEVER track you. Because your privacy is of the highest importance to us (something not many of our competitors can agree with), we will never hand your data over to data miners seeking to target you with advertisements. Rana ensures that you will never be just another advertiser ID number.
If you are at all confused about how Rana works on a technical level we totally understand. Because of this we have created two pictures comparing how conventional computers work and how our new computer works. Hopefully these pictures help you understand better how Rana works.
Beyond these points, Rana can also do what any other operating system does. You can browse the web, edit text documents, send emails, edit power point presentations, and edit photos. Think of anything that you do day to day on your laptop. Well, you can do that with Rana too! We are extremely excited to finally launch this project and hope you are all excited as well. Thank you for reading. Below are some screen shots of the actual operating system at work as well as some FAQs. For more information, please refer to our website, https://rana.computer/. Want to contact us! You can find us on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/RanaComputing.
What is Rana?
Rana is an operating system based on cloud computing.
My computer is just fine! Why should I switch to Rana?
Sure! Your computer may be fine for now, but performance on Rana will nearly always be superior to what your computer can offer you now. On top of that, your security and privacy are held to such a high standard that we are confident none of our competitors can match us in theses areas. If you are still unconvinced, why not give Rana a chance? If you are not happy with it after the first month let us know and we would be more than happy to refund your money.
Do I need to be connected to the Internet for Rana to work?
Yes. Rana is a computer based on cloud computing. So it will not work when you are not connected to the "cloud". A feature that allows you to perform some basic tasks without Internet connection is currently in development.
How fast is the internet on Rana?
Regardless of what your home internet speed is we are confident in you will experience internet speeds up to 250MB/s. Now that's pretty fast!
How much does Rana cost?
The base package for Rana costs $20/month.
Can I install Rana on my computer?
Yes, Rana can be installed on virtually any machine (for a frame of reference, if Debian OS can be installed on your machine then so can Rana). If you are unable to install Rana on your system yourself (a step-by-step is coming soon) there is an option to purchase a laptop with Rana pre-installed.
Okay, you've sold me! But will I lose all of my data when I switch to Rana?
Absolutely not! We offer a free data migration utility that works for most systems.
My question wasn't answered here! Help!
Oops! Sorry about that. You can go ahead and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will always issue a response withint 24 hours.
Risks and challenges
Of course, with new ideas come risks. Although there are serious benefits to the operating system, the monthly cost and the constant requirements of an Internet connection pose interesting challenges. We hope to add a local system to Rana that will work without an Internet connection for some fundamental operations. As for the monthly cost, we are dedicated to deliver quality support as well as constant hardware upgrades to make this cost worth it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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