Interesting ntoes from frontline site -- While the acquisition of an OEM seems unlikely, a thin client provider like Wyse may fit VMware strategy, mostly now that Citrix is a direct competitor with XenSource acquisition...
August 2007 Archives
|VIA announced today ULV VIA Eden at 500mhz with idle power of just over 0.1 watt.|
|Cool unit...The Ndiyo Nivo (network in, video out) client contains no local storage capacity, minimal connectivity and minimal on board processing power. The unit itself takes the form of a sturdy looking, metal box with connector ports distributed on either end. VGA on one end and keyboard, mouse, Ethernet, and power on the other end. Internally, there are no moving parts.|
Nice interview of Ward Nash on state of WiFi and thinclient. The thinclient notebook is on its way as well it appears.
News release from Applica in California (http://www.applica.com/)on new product. Basically a board which provides multi-mouse/display and utilizes single computer for multiple users and processes. It also supports touchscreen. This is yet another iteration of a thin-client though it is not one we'd normally recommend.
As the dust settles on an active week in virtualization software, some observers speculated that Microsoft Corp. could attempt to top Citrix Systems Inc.'s $500 million bid for virtualization specialist XenSource Inc.
From Charles Aunger -- Well it has been a rumour for days / weeks and today it's confirmed. Citrix are to acquire Xensource.
It was only really a matter of time. In the past VMware has started to play in to Citrix's Customer field of trying to deliver Virtual Desktops and there is quite a buzz out there about it. Quite a few senior ex Citrix executives now work at VMware and with the coming of Microsoft Windows 2008 with it's added features Citrix needs to think about strengthen it's position and friends in the market place.
In the middle of researching power and energy consumption for variety of thin-client, PCs, panel-PCs, large format LCDs and mini/nano ITX motherboards. Pretty interesting stuff overall.
Trendwatcher says HP's deal to get Neoware represents major addition of green products. He notes that thinclients use around 90% less energy than traditional desktop pc.
Analysts starting to talk about a crippling of the low-end server market thanks to growing virtualization. All of this is underpinned by the emerging software as a service trend we think.
GraphOn has set its sights on grabbing a share of the Middle East thin client market after inking a distribution alliance with Sedicom Europe. Will be providing thin-client software solutions in Kuwait, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt.
Fellow on ZDNet takes the perennial stab at defining a thin client from the more conventional application point of view.
Now we have RDC for Mac (as long as remote computer running Vista?). Beta released by MS and available at Mactopia