“Citrix customers are asking for virtual desktop support for specialized applications built exclusively for Linux, particularly in the oil and gas industry, manufacturing, digital media, and entertainment industries…”
See Linux Virtual Desktop: Tech Preview Available for Evaluation One of the lock-ins that protected the Wintel monopoly was the loyalty of ISVs. They had to produce software for TOOS or else they couldn’t sell it to people with deep pockets, business. That meant no software for competing OS like GNU/Linux. Well, that’s over. Even Citrix, the most loyal ISV, sees the future is without lock-in so they are intending to ship software that allows competition on business desktops. I like it, even though it encourages keeping TOOS. The more users of that other OS know about competing operating systems, the better. Competition is a gateway drug for GNU/Linux.
We’ve been here a while – search
- 2015 - Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop
- market share
- renewable energy
- small cheap computers
- smart phone
- Solo EV
- that other OS
- thin client
- thin clients
My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.