M$ Surrenders In Client OS War, Attempts To Tax The Winners

“The price of the Data Center edition of Windows Server 2012, meanwhile, is also going up – as reported. The Server, which offers unlimited virtualisation, will jump 20 per cent to $6,155 for a pair of processors, according to the new licensing data sheet.”

see Microsoft watches iPads flood into world's offices: Right, remote desktop clients. It's time.

So, for a decade or more, M$ had been pooh-poohing thin clients but now wants in on the action… Don’t pay the tax. Use FLOSS applications on those GNU/Linux servers. I recommend Debian GNU/Linux as a universal replacement for that other OS. There are tons of applications ready to go for just about everything. There are no CAL’s nor expensive server licences. It’s your hardware. You paid for it and you should be able to use it without throwing money at M$.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to M$ Surrenders In Client OS War, Attempts To Tax The Winners

  1. dougman says:

    I can connect to a Windows network over RDP with my Chromebook or any desktop while in Chrome.

    So M$ is creating a mini-Citrix like environment? Why spend all that dough, when you can do the same thing for just the cost of the hardware.

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