Linux Journal: Desktop Guerrilla Tactics: A Portable Thin Client Approach
Apr 07, 2004, 11:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by William Yu, Dominique Cimafranca)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"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
"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..."