Linked by fran on Mon 11th Apr 2011 22:50 UTC
Red Hat "San Francisco‚Ä"Red Hat is the strongest Linux company in the world when it comes to servers, but it has almost no presence on the desktop. That will be changing in 2012 with the reintroduction of a Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments-based virtual desktop infrastructure."
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SPiCE is nifty
by spstarr on Tue 12th Apr 2011 02:07 UTC
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The SPiCE protocol replaces the need for other non-free virtualization solutions. I use it with virt-manager and can cut and paste between VM and host OS.

All we need is better USB 2.x support in KVM and things get really interesting.

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RE: SPiCE is nifty
by Lennie on Tue 12th Apr 2011 11:05 in reply to "SPiCE is nifty"
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I've tested SPICE for a bit and also watched Youtube video's over crappy wifi and even that kinda worked, audio and all. I'm looking forward to using it for all my VM's.

The idea of SPICE is to use the capabilities of the (this)client if it is available, so if you have 3d-things, the rendering of 3D can actually happen on the client.

That all seems very promising.

To bad development doesn't go a bit faster with these tools SPICE, libvirt, virtual machine manager. They all could use some polish (?). I think kvm gets the most attention.

Does anyone know if it can also handle individual applications instead of full a desktop ?

(?) Not sure if that is the proper english spelling, but I think you know what I mean.

Edited 2011-04-12 11:10 UTC

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RE[2]: SPiCE is nifty
by Flatland_Spider on Tue 12th Apr 2011 15:16 in reply to "RE: SPiCE is nifty"
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SPICE, libvirt, virtual machine manager. They all could use some polish.

They are pretty rough, and they aren't at a point where they can convince me to switch from VirtualBox with the RDP plugin.

I'm interested in seeing if SPICE could be combined with Wayland to provide a remote access solution similar to NoMachine or RDP.

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