Linked by Anton Klotz on Thu 18th Jan 2007 18:16 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems This article tries to explain why workstations are no longer an appropriate tool for the present working environment, what the alternatives are, and what consequences it has for the development of OSes.
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RE[3]: Well, rubbish I'd say:
by jamesd on Fri 19th Jan 2007 13:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Well, rubbish I'd say:"
jamesd
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2006-01-17

Have you heard of this thing called Linux?

sure have, but most offices are still running Windows, but feel free to to subtract the $500 software fee, and double the install time unless you have a tech that is really on the ball (and more expensive). And also double price because windows tech are a dime a dozen, Linux/Unix guys tend to make more money. And the tech will still need to make at least 2 trips to the desk a year for hardware and networking problems.

Even with the reduction in costs the $200 computer still costs closer to $500.

with the sun ray techs only need to visit the users desk for setup and total hardware failure since there are no user configurable parts on the sun ray its just set and forget as far as the tech goes and no hard drive or fans to die.

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RE[4]: Well, rubbish I'd say:
by deb2006 on Fri 19th Jan 2007 14:26 in reply to "RE[3]: Well, rubbish I'd say:"
deb2006 Member since:
2006-06-26

Apparently companies haven't quite understood SUN then. I don't see many companies that use SUN's SUN Ray hardware. Maybe SUN's marketing department isn't doing its job then ;)

No, seriously. SUN has been saying this since when? Nothing really has happened. So apprently this is theopretically a great idea but it fails in practice.

No - it doesn't convince me - and it hasn't convinced others who are decision makers either.

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RE[5]: Well, rubbish I'd say:
by drdoug on Sat 20th Jan 2007 05:50 in reply to "RE[4]: Well, rubbish I'd say:"
drdoug Member since:
2006-04-30

Apparently companies haven't quite understood SUN then. I don't see many companies that use SUN's SUN Ray hardware. Maybe SUN's marketing department isn't doing its job then ;)

Your correct in saying Sun has not done a good job selling the Sun Ray. Having used a Sun Ray for years, I can say they are a fantastic device. The older it got the faster it went - faster, cheaper servers....

One thing I found was if somebody had not used a Sun Ray before they just did not understand where they can be used and why they can be cheaper to run.

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