Linked by David Adams on Sat 20th Aug 2011 15:38 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Editorial In five years, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst sees the traditional desktop becoming obsolete.
Permalink for comment 486145
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Read the damn article...
by Soulbender on Sun 21st Aug 2011 00:56 UTC
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

...before making your inane comments.
What he is saying is perfectly rational. In case you've been living under a rock for the last few years most companies use more and more web-based applications, from helpdesk/support systems to basic office apps. There's no reason to think this will stop any time soon.
He's also not saying that everything will be using a remote cloud, he's saying many enterprises will run their own cloud infrastructure. So you will NOT be giving out your company secrets to a 3rd party and it will NOT rely on the "internet" to work.
VDI fit well into this since it's not unreasonable to expect that not every user in a company will need a full-fledged PC desktop to do their job. Those who do will use VDI, those who don't might use a web-based workstation.
Finally, he's not talking about home users or gamers.
Of course, this might not happen but it's not like he's talking out of his ass.

Reply Score: 8