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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acobar is correct
by TechGeek on Tue 12th Apr 2011 13:24 UTC
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acobar is correct. This is about ease of system administration. Also think security. You know exactly where all your data is and its much harder to steal from a central server room than to steal a random machine, especially a laptop. There were a very few companies actually doing this in 2005 when I was at VMware World. VMware hadn't even thought that far ahead yet and were still concentrating on the server at the time. IT also makes updating and installing software easy. You can use the same base for every desktop and just proliferate linked clones.

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