Thin clients are wonderful. They are:
but M$ wants to take away one of their chief advantages. This is what BILL VEGHTE said in an interview at Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference 2008:
“we’ve been very successful in making sure that if you want the full Windows experience on there, that that is not — that doesn’t hit our average selling price. It’s delivering that Windows experience just through a different model, but our ability to deliver that, to extract that value instead of sort of a royalty type thing, do it through Client Access Licenses, server side and client.”
I will stick with GNU/Linux, Bill. I want it all. Compared to those big, old boxes, they are beautiful, eh? Let us reclaim the desktop.