Panda have never been very good when it came to non-bloat and moreso when it came to having good detections. Now however, Panda are offering a beta of their "Cloud Antivirus", could this spell an end to the bloat, and finally a major upgrade to their detection rate? Time will tell.
Server based antivirus is actually nothing new, contrary to their claims - most corporate networks already have something similar, which consists of a server that hosts the bulk of the antivirus, and the client, which simply have a client that checks the server for updates, configuration settings and what not. However, aslong as they drastically improve their detection rates, this could actually be something useful, again - time will tell.
In the meantime, if you like beta testing, then give it a run and let us know how it does.
Kudos to Donna at Calendar of Updates, for the heads up :o)
Oh how I must laugh - thin client? the download is 18MB! (and that's just the installer!)