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May 04, 2005, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

"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..."

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