Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Mar 2009 16:27 UTC, submitted by jmarka
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Software that for the first time lets users run native copies of the Windows operating systems on a mainframe will be introduced Friday by data center automation vendor Mantissa. The company's z/VOS software is a CMS application that runs on IBM's z/VM and creates a foundation for Intel-based operating systems. Users only need a desktop appliance running Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection client, which is the same technology used to attach to Windows running on Terminal Server or Citrix-based servers. Users will be able to connect to their virtual and fully functional Windows environments without any knowledge that the operating system and the applications are executing on the mainframe and not the desktop."
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It's New!!
by fretinator on Thu 12th Mar 2009 16:57 UTC
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Wow, using a thin client to remotely run applications from a server. This is unprecedented! What will they think of next???

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RE: It's New!!
by phoenix on Thu 12th Mar 2009 17:19 in reply to "It's New!!"
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2005-07-11

Wow, using a thin client to remotely run applications from a server. This is unprecedented! What will they think of next???


Ah, but it's running Windows on a non-x86 mainframe, which is the "new" part. When was the last time you saw Windows running on a mainframe?

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RE[2]: It's New!!
by fretinator on Thu 12th Mar 2009 17:39 in reply to "RE: It's New!!"
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2005-07-06

Ah, but it's running Windows on a non-x86 mainframe, which is the "new" part. When was the last time you saw Windows running on a mainframe?


I would imagine Windows is running in a virtualized environment, not on "bare metal". I don't think virtualization is new either.

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