Linked by Nik Tripp on Mon 2nd Mar 2009 21:40 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE IT solutions companies have been generating lots of buzz regarding thin clients basically since the early 1990s, but have yet to really penetrate into many suitable environments. These relatively cheap computer appliances carry broad promises like energy efficiency, space efficiency, and centralized maintenance and data storage. These claims could sound like the computer industry equivalent of snake oil. Kiwi-LTSP, a combination of KIWI imaging technology and Linux Terminal Server Project, is one open source solution for thin client servers.
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thin clients with 3D
by TechGeek on Tue 3rd Mar 2009 04:27 UTC
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In regard to thin clients and 3D, some of the technology Red Hat obtained when it bought Qumranet will change this. Spice is a remote desktop protocol that can use the client's hardware if it has any. There was a demo video a while back from AMD showing them migrating a kvm virtual machine from and AMD server to a Intel server. Anyway, the client accessing the virtual desktop was playing full motion HD video and it didn't skip a frame during migration.

Red Hat seems to be pushing the virtual desktop thing hard, running on the hypervisor. Its pretty cool technology from what I've seen so far.

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