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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The second step is having online desktop. Think about having your applications no matter where you go or which computer you use. Now that is useful IMO.

Try using NX from No Machine some time. That's the kind of desktop paradigm Red Hat is actually hinting at, but they just don't realise it - they just see the way that Windows desktops are as being wrong. The real problem with Windows is being able to do what you describe with things like Terminal Services. Licensing, and Microsoft trying to place that artificial barrier between clients and servers to preserve their licensing, almost always inevitably get in the way of using that technology to its greatest and easiest extent.

Alas, Red Hat is a long way from doing that, either in their thinking or in reality.

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