Announcements by Wyse in regards to VMware Virtual Desktop Manager, XenSource and others. ie cetified to work out of the box and automatically locate server.
February 2008 Archives
Microsoft said their Windows Embedded for Point of Service operating system will come pre-loaded on IBM point-of-sale, self- checkout and self-service kiosks offerings and thereby provide retailers and hospitality operators with a simple, easy-to-manage point-of- service platform.
Interesting the growth figures reported by IHL for Embedded (rising rapidly).
IGEL Technology, one of the world's leading thin client vendors, announced that they have partnered with Philips Speech Recognition Systems to bring advanced digital dictation and speech recognition solutions to its Linux firmware.
New book for PACKT Publishing for Linux Thin Client Networks Design and Deployment. Subtitled a quick guide for System Administrators. Excerpt and link included.
Very helpful is FreeWyseMonkeys.com -- Our reason for discovering it was needing method for re-imaging a Wyse thin client with a USB stick image. While there another helpful tip on getting Cisco Aironet wireless adapters with LEAP to function correctly with G90s.
Great resource ThinkThin!
The ongoing MS licensing dilemma for multi-user terminal providers (such as Ncomputing) took a new turn in January with written indication from MS that license terms do not permit multiple users under desktop systems (ie XP Pro).
Given the lackluster inroads Vista has made it is is also notable that it is Vista which is specifically referred to.
Still, it would seem with major expansion of Linux and other avenues that Microsoft somehow coming to terms with this is in their best interest. It's not often a major footprint is there for the taking (ie requiring just formulating license terms) especially as the market looks to Microsoft to capitalize and develop new markets.
Probably the first would be in the terminal server/winserver implementation but XP Pro would start a flood.
Nice article on CIO regarding "dead heat" that Intel see's in thin client + more background on emerging OS streaming and its growth rate. All of these articles still bring up the situation of no-network-now-no-apps linchpin but remote agents (rss updated) will come to the eventual rescue there...
Intel Study: Interestingly, the study found that the Terminal Services model isn't being newly adopted by companies at nearly the clip that other, newer models are. While 64 percent of respondents said their companies have deployed Terminal Services in some capacity, just an additional 2 percent reported plans to deploy within the next two years. That 3 percent growth rate is dwarfed by a 27 percent anticipated growth rate for the OS Streaming (15 percent current deployment to 19 percent within two years) and Blade PC (26 percent to 33 percent) models; 21 percent growth for Desktop Virtualization (39 percent to 47 percent); and 20 percent for Application Streaming (30 percent to 36 percent).
News from Thruput on graphics accelerator for Sun Ray 2FS that has the units driving 28 and 30 inch displays up to 2560 x 1600 (60 hz refresh). Exhibiting at ATC 08 in Amsterdam (March 11 -13)
Netvoyager thin clients are desktop devices that are an alternative to PCs. PCs have large operating systems and applications installed locally which require significant maintenance and support. Netvoyager thin clients have an optimised operating system and graphical user interface with no applications installed locally.
New X90 mobiles from Wyse with 1.2Ghz Via C7, 15.4 widescreen, and Gigiabit ethernet. Weigh less than 4 lbs. Dual video output. Nice additions to x90 line. The G90 of course desktop version and it's crossing the line into rich local client.
Latest version of Wyse O/S. The USB virtualization is going to be pretty handy and 802.1x security protocol support. Wyse is also certified with Cisco and LEAP we think.