LinuxPlanet: A PC For Every Citizen
Aug 18, 2005, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"While most companies are out targeting the enterprise user with
Linux, one Houston, TX company is turning the model on its ear and
will be using Linux to deliver technology to the general
"The company's name is SimDesk, and they are leading a
progressive charge to deliver portable IT services to any one who
can access a public computer and let users work with their own
files and use free productivity tools no matter what machine the
individual is using.
"According to SimDesk President and CEO Louis Waters, the
SimDesk model is to treat IT services just like any other utility.
If you turn the water faucet, you will get your water in a
transparent manner that many users don't even consider (unless
there's a problem). SimDesk users, Waters explained, will have a
similar experience with their IT use..."