Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 10th May 2007 01:53 UTC, submitted by editingwhiz
Red Hat Red Hat announced a new client product, Red Hat Global Desktop, at its annual Red Hat Summit tradeshow in San Diego. This move is designed, in part, to compete with Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Desktop, which has achieved success in business desktop markets, and with Ubuntu 7.04, which will soon appear on Dell PCs. Some reporting about this can also be found at the company's magazine. Update: Elsewhere, talking security with Red Hat's Mark Cox.
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by Lunitik on Thu 10th May 2007 03:06 UTC in reply to "..."
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They should simply run with the idea.

There are already signs that they are though, with things like HotNewStuff, they are enabling a more internet focused usage paradigm.

Just get Digikam syncing with Flickr, more of a presence machanism for Kopete, and a way for KOffice to sync with Google tools, you're more than half way there.

I think this is really a great idea, because most people don't really use local tools anymore.

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by searly on Thu 10th May 2007 09:44 in reply to "RE: ..."
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"I think this is really a great idea, because most people don't really use local tools anymore."

What ??? Nobody using local tools anymore? Nobody i know uses "external" tools (well certainly exclusivly), apart from Flickr and the odd e-mail acount. Certainly in hte businees and enterprise space, no-one i have ever met uses any of the Ajax Web 2.0 Apps. Personally i don't want all my data / documents / photos etc exposed to the whole world (and certainly not for google to extract information and index them).

I think the whole Web 2.0 is just another bubble waiting to burst ... it is nice and interresting and sometimes also useful ... that's about it.

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by Lunitik on Thu 10th May 2007 15:01 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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Personally I don't store anything on my local system, because I always end up removing it next time I reinstall or something.

In the data center, very little is stored locally. Everything is stored on the server, and everyone accesses it from there. This is just taking that idea and making it ready for the home desktop.

Google's worth proove's that many agree it is the wave of the future.

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by BluenoseJake on Thu 10th May 2007 15:31 in reply to "RE: ..."
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People don't really use local tools anymore? That's just crazy talk. I think most people use a mix of online and local tools, I don't see any big takeup of online office apps, Real graphical work needs local processing, I really wouldn't want to send that 700Mb .psd file across the interweb for storage, and I certainly don't want a web-based IDE. Ripping DVDs/CDs, burning DVDs/CDs, video editing, all stuff that should be done locally, at least for the forseable future.

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