Red Hat heads back to the desktop with SPICE
Dec 14, 2009, 12:04 (1 Talkback[s])
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"SPICE, like Microsoft's RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol)
and Citrix's ICA (Independent Computing Architecture), is a desktop
presentation services protocol. They're used for thin-client
desktops, and SPICE will be too. In 2010, you can count on Red Hat
returning to the Linux desktop.
"But they won't be doing it as a competitor to traditional
desktops like Ubuntu 9.10 or Windows 7. Thin clients are meant for
corporate desktops, like those in a company where Red Hat is
already powering the servers. Remember, it's in Linux servers, not
desktops, that Red Hat has found its riches."