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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."

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