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.
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Read the damn article...
by Soulbender on Sun 21st Aug 2011 00:56 UTC
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...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.

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