Is cloud computing a threat to open source?
Apr 14, 2009, 19:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Spencer)
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
[ Thanks to GreenITguru for this link.
"The IT admins hated it of course, they liked the
terminals with their distinctly unfunky apps, they had control
because they controlled the server. They wanted control; the PC was
too clearly freedom writ large.
"The Network arrives... along with a loss of freedom
"The PC revolution ushered in an explosion of possibilities and
freedoms but it was not long before these freedoms were eroded.
'Networking' was the first step. The price paid for access to a
file-share area and the ability to use any PC in the building and
still see the same desktop was... membership of the dreaded
'Domain'. Combine the restrictions of the Domain with the quickly
rising cost of (desirable) proprietary software and the shine was
going off the PC revolution. Just ask anyone in corporate network
how free they feel."
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