Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Mar 2008 21:21 UTC
Linux "San Jose-based startup DeviceVM made waves last year when it unveiled Splashtop, a nearly instant-on Linux environment stored in the flash memory usually reserved for motherboard BIOS. The company previewed an upcoming revision to Splashtop at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in January, then gave us the chance to take a hands-on look at this intriguing system software."
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Very usefull
by testadura on Fri 7th Mar 2008 08:17 UTC
testadura
Member since:
2006-04-14

This technologie is very usefull for company desktops. With the shifting of applications to the web, most employees can do most of their work with a webbrowser.

Imagine using these pc's with the google apps for plain office work. No more hassle of maintaining Windows machines with an Office suite.

Edited 2008-03-07 08:17 UTC

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RE: Very usefull
by raver31 on Fri 7th Mar 2008 08:57 in reply to "Very usefull"
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2005-07-06


Imagine using these pc's with the google apps for plain office work. No more hassle of maintaining Windows machines with an Office suite.


you blasphemer ! I expect the Windows crowd to mod you down to oblivion, starting any time soon

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RE: Very usefull
by WereCatf on Fri 7th Mar 2008 10:58 in reply to "Very usefull"
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2006-02-15

I actually seriously doubt these will be of any use for company desktops.Why? Because there is no Flash support in the browser, you can't install absolutely anything on the system and so on. How can you then run any Google Apps either? And besides, in corporate environments they usually do much more than just edit some occasional document.. Then there's the actual usability: even if you could use Google Apps to do some word-processing, where would you save the documents? In corporate environments all documents are usually stored on a separate server, but I didn't see any mention of even Samba support on SplashTop.

Seriously, I could come up with lots of reasons why these will not succeed in corporate environments.

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RE[2]: Very usefull
by testadura on Fri 7th Mar 2008 12:10 in reply to "RE: Very usefull"
testadura Member since:
2006-04-14


Seriously, I could come up with lots of reasons why these will not succeed in corporate environments.


Seems to me you don't have a clue what you are talking about.

Not every employee in a company needs a heavy workstation. For many of them, a mailclient, a wordprocessor and a spreadsheet app is sufficient.

...you can't install absolutely anything on the system and so on. How can you then run any Google Apps either?


Webapps, like google apps, don't need local storage. Documents are stored on a server, which brings in some nice benefits like simulataneous editing and better version tracking.

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