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Apr 07, 2004, 11:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"As an operating system, Linux has reached the point where it has entered mainstream computing. No longer do people scratch their heads at the mention of its name, nor do they shake it when they hear it's being used for enterprise applications. Linux has proven its value propositions of cost, scalability and performance in the real world. The final frontier for Linux to conquer is the desktop.

"The reality of Linux on the desktop is the situation we faced when we worked for an organization in the midst of deploying Linux. Several servers already had been migrated to Linux with much success. Now, the managers were casting a wary eye at the desktop. We demonstrated several desktop-oriented distributions: Lindows, Xandros, Knoppix and Red Hat. Of these, the managers liked the Red Hat environment and support structure the best..."

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