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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RE: Very usefull
by WereCatf on Fri 7th Mar 2008 10:58 UTC in reply to "Very usefull"
WereCatf
Member since:
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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RE[3]: Very usefull
by BluenoseJake on Fri 7th Mar 2008 16:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Very usefull"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

With the US's data retention policies, I'd be damned if I'd let any of our corporate data sit on google's servers, regardless where the data center is. I think most corporate customers prefer to store their data in house, for security and political reasons. so I would think that in most corporate environments, Google apps wouldn't be sufficient (lets not even talk about features). Maybe OpenOffice with Samba/NFS support would be a better choice.

Edited 2008-03-07 16:32 UTC

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