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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RE[3]: Read the damn article...
by phoenix on Mon 22nd Aug 2011 18:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Read the damn article..."
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He's actually talking about growing maintenance cost on fat desktop. Fat application have a higher maintenance cost because you've got the whole release/update process that's made much easier with web apps.


What's sad is that RedHat has all the tools required to support diskless computing (full-fledged PC on the desk but without any local storage, booting off the network, mounting NFS shares from a central server, but running apps locally). And they want to go off on some "cloud" or "vdi" adventure instead.

I guess they feel they can make more money selling skookum servers with lots of RHEL licenses, rather than a small server with a single RHEL license support Fedora diskless stations.

But you'll still need fat client for most resources-heavy apps : programming, cao, photoshop, etc...


No, you need a diskless station. No need for local disk, local OS, local apps, etc.

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