Linux Journal: Linux in Government: Linux Desktops in the Enterprise with MS Terminal Services
May 04, 2005, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Enterprises considering Linux as an alternative desktop to
Microsoft Windows often believe they have some essential Win32
applications or tools that prevent them from making the switch. I
have seen CIOs eliminate the Linux option because someone advising
them failed to mention how Linux can run Win32 applications. In
fact, Linux has the ability to run Windows applications in a number
of different ways.
"The Walt Disney Company, for example, has deployed Linux
desktops successfully by using WINE to run some Windows
applications such as Adobe Photoshop. Disney Animation first
deployed Linux in 2002. As recently as late March 2005, Disney
advertised for a Linux Technical Support Engineer..."