Advogato: Plan for a Corporate Desktop
Aug 13, 2004, 13:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Walters)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"People often assert that maybe, perhaps Linux is acceptable for
the desktop. Having used corporate desktops at a dozen companies
and having the priviledge of designing IT from the ground up I have
a few things to say here. Microsoft Windows on the desktop has
problems, but I contend the things that it completely fails to
attempt are more important than the things it does badly.
"I'd like to share some practical insights from my experience
rolling out corporate desktops. I've climbed the ladder, going all
the way from the bottom, and I've seen the Good, the Bad, and the
Ugly. I'm a better person for it, and without these lessons, I
couldn't possibly understand what's wrong with the modern desktop,
or how to do it correctly..."